Sinking highway in southeastern Ind.

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

DILLSBORO, Ind. (AP) — State officials say more sections of a southeastern Indiana highway have been damaged by failing hillsides causing the pavement to sink.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says it has closed a stretch of Indiana 262 in Dearborn and Ohio counties. The new closure follows the department shutting down a section of the same highway about two miles away earlier this week.

Officials say recent heavy rains have caused the roadside elevation to sink about 18 inches and the guardrail to fall in the rural area near the town of Dillsboro, about 25 miles southwest of Cincinnati.

Repair work is expected to begin in a couple weeks.

The agency last week closed a section of U.S. 52 in nearby Franklin County after similar pavement damage. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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