Another highway washout - update, with new photo

Monday, May 23, 2011
A section of U.S. Highway 62 West, on the Leatherwood curves west of Eureka Springs, washed out sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. Above, more section of the highway fell off in the late afternoon. The photo below shows its condition at 8:30 a.m. The road section had developed cracks about a month ago, which the state Highway Department patched more than once. This is the second major highway washout near Eureka Springs from heavy rains in the last month. The other occurred on Hwy. 23 North, north of the city. Repairs are still underway at that location, with one lane open. Photo by Kathryn Lucariello

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