Gophers cause Idaho highway to cave-in

Gophers cause Idaho highway to cave-in

Credit: Idaho Transportation Department

Gophers cause Idaho highway to cave-in

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 3:32 AM

BOISE -- A sinkhole created by gophers on Idaho-78 was spotted Monday night, just east of Givens Hot Springs near Marsing.

The gophers caused the highway surface to cave-in and crumble. The Idaho Transportation Department located the hole at around 6 p.m. Monday night and filled it before any drivers could be harmed.

The hole was excavated, then filled with three-quarter-inch gravel and topped with a temporary patch.

The sinkhole expected to be repaved by ITD this summer with permanent asphalt.

The ITD is warning the public to be on the lookout for soft-spots and sinkholes this time of year.

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