The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reporting a sinkhole has developed in Trigg County. The sinkhole was discovered when one of the tractors broke through the surface Wednesday afternoon while working along KY 126/Cobb Road, about 2 miles west of Cerulean and less than 1 mile east to where it becomes Caldwell county near Brushy Grove Creek Bridge.
The sinkhole is about two miles west of Cerulean and less than a mile east of the Trigg-Caldwell county line. The sinkhole is 8 feet deep and extends out under the pavement about 10 feet or more.
The sinkhole extends under pavement for 10 feet or more with an investigation by the crew discovering that hole created by tractor at edge of the road was 8-feet deep extending out from the ground below roadway then breaking into the section between 4th & 5th markers on Cobb Road not far from bridge over the creek before reaching nearby hilltop homes.
This sinkhole is not uncommon in the area with karst topography but this appears to be one of the larger sinkholes to develop within recent years.
As a result, KY 126/Cobb Road will be closed at the sinkhole site and barricaded until an engineering team can fully examine the situation and develop a repair plan to fix the sinkhole which can take several days.
To find out more about nearby sinkholes in Trigg County, check this Trigg County sinkhole map.
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