"A gentlemen knocked on my door today and said he wanted to inform me that my driveway was missing."
When a Colorado Springs homeowner went to look for herself Sunday night, she said she was stunned to find that her neighbor was indeed right--much of her driveway had been swallowed up. What was left was a gaping hole more than 25 feet deep.
The driveway, located on the 2700 block of Flintridge, likely gave way after days of intense rainfall in much of the state. Though it took much of her driveway, the homeowner says her house was not damaged.
"I'm safe, my house was fine...it just happens to be right there, but no one was hurt," she told 11 News.
Road crews have worked through the night, using heavy equipment to help secure the sinkhole, and carving away loose dirt and asphalt. Equipment is now on its way from Denver, which crews will use to shore up the sides of the hole before filling it in.
Repairs are expected to take up most of the day. While road crews work, the area has been blocked off to keep cars from driving right into the gaping hole. Some gas lines in the area also had to be shut off during the repair work.
The Flintridge sinkhole wasn't the only one to form in Colorado Springs Sunday; another one also formed in front of Martinez Elementary School at Vickers and Rangewood. That one was also reportedly caused by heavy flooding.
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