Crews work on eroded area from damaged storm water pipe
COLUMBIA - Crews are working to repair storm water pipes damaged by heavy rains Wednesday evening on Fairview Road near Summit Road.
The area is now a large trench.
A stretch of the sidewalk is closed while crews work on it. So far they've dug around the broken pipe and eroded area trying to allow additional storm water to flow. Permanent repairs will begin July 6. The pipe needed for repairs was not in stock, so crews have to wait for the ordered pipe to ship.
Kaye Gray-Manolov lives near the area and said she is not happy about the storm water pipes.
"All of the water was just flowing across the street like a river, that's how much water there was, and none of this can support it," Gray-Manolov said.
She said she believes crews need to work on the area of road across from the erosion.
"They don't have adequate drainage, on the lower side," Gray-Manolov said, "and it's dangerous."
An area on Towne Drive in Columbia, north of Clark Lane, also has a failed storm water pipe. Crews filled the eight-foot sinkhole in with one inch of rock until they can make permanent repairs.
The city is advising motorists to use caution in the two areas.
Monolov took this picture of the flooding caused by heavy rains Wednesday evening.