Sinkhole discovered in Brundidge

Published 2:48 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Water will find a way to get underground and, when it does and opens a cavity, then, there is an issue.

That’s how Kenneth Marler, water-sewer supervisor for the City of Brundidge described an “issue” at the intersection of College and Boyd streets.

“What happened is the water got underground and undermined the street,” Marler said. “So, what we have is a sinkhole.”

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The “sinkhole” is about 12 feet by 12 feet. On Wednesday, city workers’ efforts were focused on determining the amount of damage and the extent of the necessary repair work.

“Right now, the road is closed but there is only one residence that will be inconvenienced. For other residents, it will be service as normal,” Mauler said. “If work goes smoothly, we could be done in two or three more days. But, if things don’t go smoothly, then it could be up to a week.”

When the work is completed, Marler said all those on that sewer line will have a new line and better service.

Motorists will want to avoid that area until the work is completed.