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Road near Ada hospital closed for repairs

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This void under Monte Vista Street led Ada officials to shut down the road. (KTEN) This void under Monte Vista Street led Ada officials to shut down the road. (KTEN)

ADA, Okla. -- One of Ada's busiest thoroughfares has been closed to traffic after a cave was found underneath the road.

A portion of Monte Vista Street -- which provides access to Mercy Hospital -- is shut down after rain water washed out the road.

Motorists can still use Arlington Street to turn south onto Monte Vista to reach the hospital.

"The only thing that bridges the road above that cave is just about eight to 12 inches of asphalt, which is not something you want to build a bridge out without structure," said Public Works Director Carl Allen. "We're really lucky that it hasn't already collapsed."

Monte Vista Street is closed between East 7th Street and East Kirby Drive. Repairs are expected to take about three weeks.

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