Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

April 1, 2014

Sinkhole opens in middle of U.S. 68

GLASGOW — Motorists were detoured for about two hours just north of Edmonton on Tuesday afternoon due to a sinkhole developing along U.S. 68.

Traffic was directed from U.S. 68 to Ky. 1243 and then to Ky. 543 before moving back to U.S. 68.

Efforts will be taken by work crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to repair the sinkhole.

“They are going to be working on it for the next couple of days,” said Wes Watt, public information officer for KYTC in Bowling Green.  

The sinkhole did not develop along the portion of U.S. 68 where work is underway to construct a new interchange for the Louie B. Nunn / Cumberland Parkway.

“It’s about four miles out from the interchange north toward Greensburg,” said Metcalfe County Judge-Executive Greg Wilson.

The sinkhole was rather large; about the size of a car and several feet deep, he said.

“There was a chug hole there about a week ago. I contacted the [state highway department] and they came to patch the chug hole. Today, it just fell out,” Wilson said.

Sinkholes are prevalent throughout Metcalfe County, the judge-executive said.

“This one just happened to open up in the middle of U.S. 68,” he said.

Read more in the print or digital Glasgow Daily Times. http://glasgowdailytimes.cnhi.newsmemory.com/

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Video