LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (STMW) — Cline Avenue between Interstate 80/94 and Columbus Drive in north Lake County was closed Saturday night as highway crews worked to repair deep potholes caused by severe winter weather, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
No timeframe for reopening the highway was set, the Indiana Department of Transportation said.
INDOT crews have been working to fill potholes on Cline Avenue, also known as Indiana 912, for two days. Crews worked additional weekend hours, despite an exhausting week clearing snow and ice from a storm that kept them them on the roads 24 hours a day for five days in alternating 12-hour shifts.
A news release from INDOT said freezing and thawing is a recipe for potholes but that crews would continue their work. The release said the past week saw a 40 to 50 degree change in just over 24 hours. Therefore motorists should watch for more potholes on the roadways.
Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions and traffic alerts through the district’s social media channels: http://www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or they can visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
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