State Highway 67 near Cripple Creek is now open to all lanes. A sinkhole closed the route last Saturday, and the roadway was opened on one-lane traffic earlier this week. The Colorado Department of Transportation says the sinkhole is now repaired, at a cost of an estimated $112,000.

 

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