Crews Work To Repair Shelbyville Flume

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Crews have been called to repair a collapsed pipe in Shelbyville that could cost the city big bucks.

The pipe collapse was reported at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. The city manager said he wants to stress that the damage was done to the old piping – not the new piping that was installed couple of years ago.

In 2015, a similar incident happened when a rainstorm collapsed another part of the old pipe.

In that case, they had to use $600,000 from the emergency reserve fund to fix the flume, which caused a large hole in the parking lot between the city police and fire departments.

They had just borrowed more than $1 million to pay for two other ones earlier this year. 

The city said it will release more information as the inspections continue Thursday.  

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