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Colorado Springs officials say large sinkhole in northwest part of city is getting bigger


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — City officials say a large sinkhole in northwest Colorado Springs is getting bigger.

Aaron Egbert, a civil engineer with the city, tells The Gazette (http://goo.gl/zFCAv7 ) the sinkhole opened on North Chestnut Street after heavy rain Monday and was last measured at 25 feet deep, 15 feet wide and 25 feet long. He added that the area is extremely unstable, and it's unclear when repairs will be completed.

Additional rainfall is anticipated over the next few days.

The road is closed to vehicles, and pedestrians and cyclists are being asked to stay out of the area.

Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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