LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Repair work is scheduled to begin tomorrow on S.R. 48/ Dielby Road at Hospital Hill.The highway will be closed between U.S. Highway 50 and Tower Road during maintenance operations.Indiana Department of Transportation officials say traffic is being routed around the S.R. 48 closure via S.R. 148 and U.S. 50 during daytime hours.Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, road crews will mill away damaged pavement areas in a 2000-foot section of S.R. 48 on Hospital Hill. The work is expected to be complete by 8 p.m. The road is scheduled to reopen at that point.On Thursday morning, INDOT maintenance crews will repave the section of road which results in an expected 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. closure.Inclement weather could postpone the work, officials say.INDOT officials advise motorists to drive with caution while construction trucks and equipment enter the work zone.
The Orioles and Nationals will have to complete their Sunday matchup later in the week because the Nats’ grounds crew couldn’t roll the tarpaulin onto the field quickly enough as rain swamped the Nationals Park infield.Video of the grounds crew losing its battle against the tangled tarp rocketed around the internet Sunday afternoon. The crew couldn’t restore the drenched infield even after the rain had stopped and the sun had come out.MORE: Angels rookie knocks ball over the fence with his glove”I don’t know if you’d call it a rain delay,” Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg told reporters, per MLB.com. “I think it was more of a tarp delay.” That, in turn, forced umpires to suspend the game at the point of the delay: in the top of the sixth inning with the Orioles leading 5-2. MLB Rule 7.02(a)(3) calls for games to be suspended when there is a “malfunction of, or unintentional operator error in employing, a mechanical or field device or equipment under the control of the home club (e.g., a retractable roof, a tarpaulin, or other water removal equipment).”The contest will resume Friday in Baltimore, where the teams are set to play a weekend series.”I was unaware of the mechanical part of the rule. Now I know. I’ve never been a part of something like this,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said, per MLB.com.