Updated May 23 at 1:10 p.m.
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State transportation officials say a portion of a southern Indiana highway has reopened after it was closed because of a sinkhole .
The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday night that the eastbound lanes of Interstate 265 in Floyd County between Charlestown Road and Interstate 65 were back open.
The lanes were closed early Wednesday after motorists reported a large pothole that turned out to be a sinkhole.
A contractor worked Wednesday to fill the sinkhole and repave the area.
CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — State transportation officials say a sinkhole that opened up overnight on a southern Indiana highway has forced the closure of a portion of that freeway.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says eastbound lanes of Interstate 265 in Floyd County between Charlestown Road and Interstate 65 were closed early Wednesday after the sinkhole developed.
Traffic is not being allowed onto the ramps at those locations.
A contractor is now working to fill the sinkhole and repave the highway. INDOT says it hopes the lanes can reopen later Wednesday, weather permitting.
Motorist Cara Chumley tells WLKY-TV that her car struck the sinkhole during her morning commute to work, damaging one of its wheels.
She says officers helped her change her tire before she drove to a local hospital for an evaluation.
I 265 eastbound is completely closed near the 5 mile marker in Floyd County due to sink hole that has developed. Eastbound lanes may be closed for multiple days. pic.twitter.com/LhtwClQzPX— Sgt. Carey Huls (@ISPSellersburg) May 22, 2019