Large pothole on EB I-80 bridge in Joliet damages cars

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Friday, October 8, 2021
Large pothole on EB I80 damages cars, IDOT working to fix
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A huge pothole on eastbound I-80 near U.S. 52 in Joliet is causing problems for drivers Friday morning. IDOT said they are working to fix the issue.

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- A huge pothole caused big problems for drivers Friday morning on a bridge on eastbound I-80 near U.S. 52 in Joliet.

The Illinois Department of Transportation was dispatched to make repairs in the middle lane.

At one point Friday morning, there were reports that at least 20 vehicles were pulled over with damage or flat tires.

The delays started before Larkin. Illlinois State Police said all lanes were reopened by 11:30 a.m.