CHICAGO (CBS) — A north suburban road has been shut down, after a culvert collapsed, opening a huge sinkhole in the pavement.
The gaping hole, blamed on this summer’s heavy rains, stretched the entire width of Diamond Lake Road at Indian Creek Road. The pavement collapsed Friday, leaving the road impassable.
To fix it, crews will need to install a new pipe measuring 6.5 feet high and 14 feet wide. Lake County Transportation Division spokeswoman Brooke Hooker said it’s not something you just pick up at Home Depot.
“It’s not a pipe that exists, the size and scope of it. So we have to actually have it custom ordered, and so right now we’re just researching the different options we have, and as of right now, we don’t have answers on a timeframe,” she said.