Crews Replace Metal Plate on Large Pothole in Princeton

Crews put a new metal plate over the exposed pothole after officials say the previous plate had gone missing and that it had possibly been stolen.

Posted: Oct 30, 2020 1:35 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2020 1:43 PM

The Princeton Area Firefighters Union Local 1634 said Friday morning that crews were currently replacing a missing metal plate on a large pothole on southbound US 41 north of the US 41/SR 64 cloverleaf in Princeton, Indiana.

The union had originally advised the public of the dangerous road hazard on Thursday, stating that the metal plate that had previously been covering the hole had disappeared, with speculations that it may have been stolen.

The Princeton Police Department was on standby at the railroad bridge, where the pothole is located, detouring local traffic as crews worked to put the new metal sheet over the hole.

According to the Princeton Area Firefighters Union Local 1634, the hole damaged many vehicles throughout the day, and could have posed a fatal risk to motorcyclists.

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