- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

DILLSBORO, Ind. (AP) - The state is reopening a section of a southeastern Indiana highway that was damaged by failing hillsides and heavy rains that caused the pavement to sink.

The Indiana Department of Transportation said it was reopening a section of Indiana 262 south of U.S. 50 Tuesday night following repairs. The highway in Dearborn and Ohio Counties has been closed to traffic since early April.

The department says a contractor shot 20-foot steel shafts into the slopes to secure the hillsides. State highway crews also installed several new drainage pipes under the road and repaired the asphalt.

Officials say heavy rains had caused the roadside elevation to sink about 18 inches in a rural area about 25 miles southwest of Cincinnati.