Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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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/

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