5 NEWS UPDATE: Pothole On I-79 Still Causing Traffic Headaches
Written by Kristin Keeling
Last updated on May 10, 2013 @ 6:33PM
Created on May 10, 2013 @ 9:36PM
5 NEWS UPDATE (5/10):
The pothole on I-79 in Marion County was still causing traffic headaches on Friday.
At certain points during the afternoon traffic was backed up for miles as crews tried to fix the hole.
5 NEWS UPDATE (5/9):
Marion County 911 officials said that as of 10:40 p.m. Thursday, I-79 was reopened at Mile Marker 139.
ORIGINAL STORY (5/9):
Anyone traveling along I-79 in Marion County will be facing a detour as of Thursday night.
According to officials, there is a massive hole in the northbound lane of the bridge that is located above Pricketts Fort Road. All traffic will be diverted off Exit 139 (Pricketts Fort).
As of now, five cars have been damaged after driving over the hole in the roadway.
Emergency responders and Division of Highways are on the scene.
5 News will keep you updated as soon as more information is released.
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