I-70 Reopens

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A portion of Colorado's main east-west interstate reopened this afternoon as crews continued to repair water-saturated pavement around a sinkhole that shut it down four days ago.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 now are open to single-lane
traffic in two directions -- while the westbound lanes remained

The highway typically carries 30-thousand vehicles a day in

The 24-mile section of the highway was initially closed Sunday
when floodwaters washed out an underground culvert and opened a
22-foot-wide sinkhole in westbound lanes. Eastbound lanes reopened
early Wednesday but the road started sinking again.

Tests now show that the road is indeed stable.

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