Pothole repaired in left lane of I-75 near Clay's Ferry Bridge

jmadden@herald-leader.comMay 22, 2014 

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Traffic was backed up on northbound I-75 during the morning commute after a large pothole developed on the bridge near the Madison/Fayette County line in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, May 22, 2014. At least 8 cars were pulled over on the shoulder with flat tires after hitting the pothole. Some of the cars had multiple flat tires. The pothole was quickly fixed. Lexington Police and Kentucky State Police were on the scene taking reports and assisting the motorists. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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The left lane of northbound Interstate 75 at mile point 97.6, near the Clay’s Ferry Bridge, was closed for hours Thursday for emergency pothole repair work.

The lane was closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the state highway department. Spokeswoman Natasha Lacy said cars had been driving over the pothole since Monday.

If you think your car was damaged by the pothole you should file a report with the Board of Claims in Frankfort, Lacy said. They can be reached at (502) 573-7986 or at transportation.ky.gov.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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