COUNCIL BLUFFS (KPTM) - Wednesday night's partial road collapse along I-80 near the 24th Street exit in Council Bluffs may have been caused by last week's powerful storm.
"I think it created a scenario where a lot of loose sand material basically got pushed away from around the pipe jacking operation," said Dave Dorset, a construction engineer for the Iowa Department of Transportation.
The collapse occurred around 8 P.M. IDOT says crews were out there working to install a pipe underneath the road.
"I was pretty surprised when it happened," said Dorset.
Traffic along Interstate 80 is now flowing much more smoothly after the road reopened Thursday, but a lot of people remain on edge.
"It was very much hassle," said Michael Harvey, a driver who got caught up in traffic.
IDOT tells Fox 42 News it's now working with contractors to figure out exactly what went wrong.
"I think it would probably be a good idea for us to check up on the construction site more often to make sure things are in tact," said Dorset.
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