A section of Cobb Road in northern Trigg County is closed due to the formation of a sinkhole between the 4 and 5 mile marker not far from the Brushy Grove Creek Bridge.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it’s about two miles west of the Cerulean Community and a little less than a mile east of the Trigg-Caldwell County Line.
A contract mowing crew was working along the right-of-way Wednesday when one of the tractors broke through the surface. On investigation, 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.
Cobb Road is closed and barricaded at the site as state officials develop a repair plan.
The Cabinet says 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, Cobb Road could be closed at the site for several days or more.