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State highway crew fixes bad pothole on westbound I-70

March 13, 2011

A Maryland State Highway Administration crew was called out Sunday morning to repair a growing pothole and a crack in the slow lane of westbound Interstate 70, east of the bridge over Black Rock Road, according to Maryland State Police and Washington County Emergency Services.


The pothole east of Hagerstown had not become a sinkhole yet, state police said around 11:20 a.m. Sunday.


The hole was about 18 inches in diameter and 10 inches deep, according to a 911 supervisor. A state police officer saw the pothole around 7 a.m. and called it in for Monday repair, but when the officer returned around 10:40 a.m., the hole had grown, so highway crews were called in Sunday, the 911 supervisor said.


There also was a crack in the highway that was 8 to 12 inches wide in places, state police said.


— Julie E. Greene

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