INDOT: Excessive rain caused sinkhole

Indiana Department of Transportation is working to repair a sinkhole on Indiana 3.
Indiana Department of Transportation is working to repair a sinkhole on Indiana 3.(Staff)
Published: Jul. 8, 2022 at 10:14 AM EDT
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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA) - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is working to repair a sinkhole on Indiana 3, with the work expected to wrap up this weekend.

INDOT closed the northbound lanes of a section of Indiana 3 Thursday afternoon from Old Lima Road to West Gump Road, near Huntertown, when the sinkhole was discovered.

The sinkhole is 9 feet deep, 11 feet long, 24 feet wide, and stretches from the shoulder to about the middle of the northbound lanes, a spokesperson from INDOT said.

INDOT says the excessive rain in the area caused an underground pipe to burst.

Repair work to the work is expected to be completed this weekend, depending on the weather.

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