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Hill Road still closed - pic of the reason why

Posted Monday, June 16, 2008, at 5:56 PM

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Highway still closed: The Hill Road, east of the Pryor Bridge over White River on State Road 157 east of Worthington.
The water that was over the "Hill Road" between Worthington and Bloomfield, also known as State Road 157, has gone down. On Monday afternoon, the pavement was bone dry under blue skies but the road was still closed. In fact, the barricades got a little wider. So my son and I hiked the grade, cameras and bottles of water in hand, to take a look at the reason why the road hasn't opened. Over on the eastern end of "the grade" just east of the bridge over White River east of Worthington, directly above a culvert that runs under the road, White River flood water took a few chunks of blacktop off the road. In a fairly large area, two layers of blacktop were peeled away revealing the old concrete road surface several inches underneath. I don't know how long it might take to fix the problem, but now we know why the road is closed. Looks like a bumpy ride.


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