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Sep 16, 2013 12:43 AM by Tony Spehar -

Sinkhole estimated to be 35-feet deep opens up on Flintridge Drive

City crews will be working late into Sunday night and early on Monday morning to fix a sinkhole estimated to be 35-feet deep on the 2700-block of Flintridge Drive in Colorado Springs.

The sinkhole opened up at around 5:30 p.m. under the driveway of a home. Nela Glemming owns the home and was inside at the time but didn't know what had happened until a passer-by knocked on her door and told her. Thankfully her home is safe and she said the driveway is actually the city's responsibility so she won't have to pay for repairs. She said she was just thankful nobody was hurt and grateful that the damage was so light compared to what others have suffered during severe weather across Colorado over the past few days.

"Nobody's hurt, my house is all intact so it's an OK thing," Glemming explained. "There's a lot of people that are really suffering through this rain and this is not that big a deal."

City workers told News 5 that some equipment to repair the hole had to be trucked in from Denver and was not expected to arrive until 2 a.m. on Monday and the work will likely take much of the day. A high pressure gas line running through the hole was not damaged but had to be shut-off while workers made repairs.


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