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Road closes in Williamston after sinkhole opens up from heavy rain


WILLIAMSTON, SC (WSPA) –  All the rain is causing problems in Anderson County. A road collapsed and a small sinkhole opened up on Minor Street in Williamston.

With all the rain the Upstate has seen over the last few months and particularly the last few days, it has caused some washout underneath the road leaving essentially just the pipe underneath and the asphalt on top.

Because of the danger this could cause, the town shut down the road in order to take the necessary time to fix the problem.

“During one of the heavy rain events a part of the road fell off and broke our 12 inch water main that supplies water to the majority of the town and we had to fix that several months ago,” said David Rogers, the Director of Public Works in Williamston.

This type of pipe can be found under a number of roads not just in Anderson County, but across the Upstate.

It has a shorter shelf life causing it to fail faster. Unfortunately there is not a way for just a driver to notice the problem, but it is something all road crews are monitoring but as for this road, it could be closed for several months.

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