Rain Causes Road Collapse In Hayden - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Rain Causes Road Collapse In Hayden

HAYDEN, Idaho - Construction crews are repairing a road in Hayden that collapsed Wednesday afternoon. East Hayden Lake Road at milepost 5.5 will be closed until next week while it is being fixed.

Lakes Highway District says the road gave way because of heavily saturated soil. They say all of our recent rainfall is to blame for the unstable ground. Employees with the highway district drive the road twice a day. The road collapsed some time between their morning and afternoon inspections. They don't believe anyone was driving on that part of the road during the time of the collapse. The highway district has inspected other parts of the road, but don't believe any other collapses should occur.

They estimate the repairs will cost between $50,000-$100,000, which will come out of their general fund. They plan to apply for federal grants and look for other forms of funding to help repay them for this repair.

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