Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Section Of Route 33 May Be Sagging Because Of Underground Mine
State transportation officials believe a section of U.S. Route 33 in southeast Ohio is sagging because of abandoned coal mine space beneath the road, and they’re trying to pinpoint the problem areas.
There are concerns that the sagging eventually could lead to a sinkhole on Route 33 near Nelsonville in Athens County, specifically on a mile-long stretch just north of the Wayne National Forest headquarters. The state geotechnical engineer who noticed the problem says it isn’t considered an immediate danger.
The Department of Transportation has started a $225,000 project to locate voids created beneath the road as supports for the old mine roof collapse over time. Then the voids could be filled.
Records show Ohio has filled four old mines under state roadways since 2008.