In Colorado, a titanic sinkhole has devoured a Jeep, leaving it completely submerged in the abyssal crevice. The unexpected rupture, which occurred on a rural highway near the city of Durango, is believed to have been a result of intense precipitation and flooding in the area.
The surprising incident took place on Saturday morning, when a Jeep Rubicon was unexpectedly engulfed by the sinkhole, which measured some 16 feet in width and 12 feet in depth. The driver, who managed to escape unscathed from the incident, reported feeling the ground “disintegrate” beneath the vehicle.
The colossal fissure is believed to have been caused by the torrential rain and flooding in the region, which have been particularly severe this season, due to the El Niño climate phenomenon. The extreme weather conditions likely weakened the ground beneath the highway, leading to the sudden emergence of the sinkhole.
The massive sinkhole has since been filled with gravel, and the highway is expected to be reopened in the coming days. Meanwhile, the sunken Jeep has become something of a tourist attraction, with many visitors stopping by to take photos of the submerged vehicle.
The incident serves as a reminder of the destructive potential of extreme weather conditions, and the importance of proper planning in order to mitigate the risks associated with such conditions.