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City Works to Replace Collapsed Storm Drain

The corner of Putman and Jackson Streets has been a buzz of activity the past few days as the City of Sulphur Springs crews rush to replace an underground storm drain that collapsed a few weeks ago during heavy rains.    The enormous pipe which lies under a vacant lot owned by Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ is a “feeder” drain that runs into the nearby town branch.   The pipe collapsed during heavier than normal rains a few weeks ago causing the ground above it to shift and sink about 24″.  A concerned citizen and parishioner of the church noticed the hazard and immediately roped off the area and called the city.   The City of Sulphur Springs installed a larger barricade around the area and scheduled crews to begin the repair.   An enormous hole now exists as city crews wait on the replacement pipe to be installed.


Author: Chad Young

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