Traffic Alert: Big pothole on southbound Hwy 41 in Princeton

Updated: Oct. 30, 2020 at 5:44 PM CDT
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PRINCETON, Ind. (WFIE) - A large pothole is raising concerns for drivers on southbound Highway 41 just north of the State Road 64 cloverleaf in Princeton.

Officials were out overnight covering it up, but drivers are being warned to slow down in the area.

Princeton Area firefighters posted photos on Facebook showing the pothole, which had rebar exposed.

Officials say a few cars were damaged Thursday when the metal plate used to cover it up somehow came off.

According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, southbound Highway 41 will be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday so crews can fix the pothole.

Officials say they will be using County Road 100 North and County Road 650 West, as well as State Road 64 and State Road 65 for the detour.

14 News asked INDOT officials whether serious damage has occurred due to the pothole.

“We have no official reports," INDOT District Communications Director Hason Tiller said. “No one has reported anything to INDOT, although we’re seeing the same exact Facebook post that you guys are, and I do encourage anyone that has damage to reach out to INDOT.”

Tiller says for those who want to keep up with the construction projects going on in the area, download the INDOT app to get all of the latest information.

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