Weather Channel: Colorado Sinkhole Nearly Swallows SUV

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Stunning photos out of Colorado as a sinkhole opened up in a Boulder County neighborhood early Monday morning.

As reported in the Daily Camera, the sinkhole, measured at 15-feet-deep, opened around 5 a.m. and nearly devoured a white SUV in the process:

ABC 7 reports that the sinkhole opened up in an area developed over coal mine shafts from the Simpson mine, which was one of the largest in Lafayette history.

(MORE: Sinkhole, Flooding Impact Russian Potash Mine) 

The Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety says that it will take months to fix the sinkhole, and that the hole will be temporarily filled until then. While officials work on the sinkhole, drivers will have to maneuver around it, according to ABC 7.

“I came out to look at it and thought I was dreaming,” nearby resident Don Kinney told the Daily Camera. “I’ve lived here 30 years and it’s the first time I’ve seen this.”

In late November, three separate sinkholes opened up in a Florida community, one of which swallowed part of a car.

Workers prepare to pull vehicles from a sinkhole that opened up on a residential street in the South Deering neighborhood on April 18, 2013 in Chicago, Il

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