The town of Leadville has a growing problem. A 100-foot deep sinkhole has shut down traffic between the city and the Vail valley where many residents commute to work every day. But this is more than your average sinkhole.
With the summer travel season well underway in Colorado, US24 north of Leadville is now closed by a little bit of history. A long forgotten and collapsed railroad tunnel finally revealed itself with a sinkhole.
While this photo doesn't do it much justice, the sinkhole is 45ft deep and 20ft by 30ft around.
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The Colorado Department of Transportation is reporting a giant sinkhole that opened up near Leadville on US24. Traffic is now diverting to Highway 91 near the gaping hole in the ground due to concerns it may grow.