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S. Carothers Closed 2 Weeks After Drainage Pipe Collapse

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A damaged drainage pipe has forced the closure of South Carothers Road in Williamson County.

Officials said a drainage pipe collapsed Wednesday underneath South Carothers near Arno Road in Franklin.

Williamson County's superintendent of highways, Eddie Hood, said a sinkhole formed Sunday after heavy rain in the area.

"(This happened) where two pipes were connected many years ago, and (the rain) just washed out the dirt underneath the roadway, and that's what caused the sinkhole," said Hood.

The road was closed while officials waited to see if the sinkhole would continue to develop. When it only got worse, they decided to go ahead and make repairs. 

Crews spend much of the day digging up the road to get to the drainage pipe. They were working on the shoulder of both sides of the road in two different spots about 40 yards apart. The entire segment of the eastbound lane was gone.

South Carothers was closed from Arno Road on the east to a residential driveway on the west. Drivers were asked to find other ways around the spot.

The roadway was expected to be closed for two weeks. 


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