Large pothole at bottom of Floyd Hill fixed after snarling westbound I-70 traffic for miles

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. -- A large pothole at the bottom of Floyd Hill forced long delays on westbound Interstate 70 on Friday that lasted into Saturday morning, the Colorado Department of Transportation said.

Traffic was backed up for several miles from the pothole just past the the U.S. 6 exit to Evergreen beginning at 10 a.m. when the pothole was reported.

There was about a 45-minute to one-hour delay to get through the area.

The hole was through the bridge deck in the right lane, causing safety concerns. The Colorado State Patrol closed the lane to prevent drivers from going over it until repairs are made.

CDOT maintenance crews completed the repairs and reopened the lane at 4 a.m.