TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A sinkhole continues to keep a road in Tippecanoe County closed. It's located on County Road 700 South, between U.S 231 and 100 East.
"We use 700 every day, multiple times a day," said Michelle Zanker. "We are up and down that road."
Zanker hasn't been able to use County Road 700 South in Tippecanoe County since a deep sinkhole opened up.
"I just think about driving down that road with my son or my husband and it would have been nerve-wracking," said Zanker.
Tippecanoe County Road Maintenance Supervisor Brian Sterner said the sinkhole is about eight feet deep. The sinkhole opened up last Wednesday after last week's heavy rain. Sterner said erosion and old age were also factors.
"There's an old clay, field tile that broke just from age and weather and everything else," said Sterner. "When that tile breaks, water has nowhere to go except where the hole or the break is."
Sterner said the plan is to have it fixed by Tuesday. However, if more rain comes, the process could take even longer.
"We need to get the water away from the two ends of tile that are in existence in there, so we can replace that broken tile with a new tile," said Sterner.
Zanker said because the sinkhole was caused by eroded pipes underneath the roadway, she now hopes crews take a look at the rest of 700 South.
"I hope that this would mean that they would take a look at 700 and just be sure that every part of 700 is safe," said Zanker.
Sterner said if you spot a sinkhole on the roadway report it to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office immediately.