Northwest Indiana highway reopens after pothole closure

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A major highway in northwestern Indiana has reopened after being closed over the weekend so crews could repair numerous deep potholes.

The stretch of Cline Avenue north from Interstate 80/94 into East Chicago was closed starting Saturday after many vehicles were damaged by driving into the potholes.

Lakeshore Public Radio reports all lanes of the highway were back open to traffic before dawn Monday.

Lake County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Patti Van Til tells The Time of Munster that the department responded to 50 calls Saturday about pothole damage. State highway officials don't have an estimate for how many potholes were filled over the weekend. 

The highway is a major route to casinos and steel mills along Lake Michigan.

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