Section Of Kentucky 126 Closed In Trigg County Due To Sinkhole

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reporting a section of KY 126/Cobb Road in northern Trigg County is closed due to a sinkhole forming between the 4 and 5-mile marker not far from the Brushy Grove Creek Bridge.

District 1 spokesman Keith Todd says the closure on KY 126/Cobb Road is about two miles west of Cerulean and less than a mile east of the Trigg-Caldwell County Line.

According to Todd, a contract mowing crew was working along the right-of-way Wednesday afternoon when one of the tractors broke through the surface. He says an investigation by the crew discovered a hole created by the tractor at the edge of the pavement was about 8 feet deep and extended out under the pavement about 10 feet or more.

Todd says KY 126/Cobb Road is closed and barricaded at the site. He indicates an engineering team will be at the site early Thursday to fully examine the sinkhole and develop a repair plan. He notes while sinkholes are not uncommon in areas with Karst topography, this appears to be one of the larger holes to develop in recent years.

Depending on the depth of the sinkhole, Todd says KY 126/Cobb Road could be closed at the site for several days or more.