Transportation Water break 1

Published on March 11th, 2015 |

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Water main break closes Northside Dr. south of Collier Rd.

Crews worked overnight to close off a 20-inch water main break on Northside Drive near Springlake Drive and Collier Road that has shut down north and southbound lanes of Northside Drive between Collier Road and Channing Drive until further notice.

The scene on Northside Drive south of Collier Road Tuesday afternoon as a break in a 20-inch water main sent a geiser of water into the air.

The scene on Northside Drive south of Collier Road Tuesday afternoon as a break in a 20-inch water main sent water into high into the air. Photos by WSB-TV.

At this point, Georgia Department of Transportation officials do not have a time frame for repairs to Northside Drive or when that section of the road will be re-opened. Crews initially closed Northside Drive from Interstate 75 to Collier Road.

A police officer told WSB-TV that a tree cutting company was working over in the ravine and tried to remove a stump but instead broke a 100-year-old pipe at around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Workers said a 20-inch ruptured pipe sent water shooting 10 feet or more in the air. The break interrupted service to several homes. The force of the water was so strong that it tossed boulders onto Northside Drive.

After the repairs are finished, the Georgia Department of Transportation will inspect the road to make sure it’s safe to drive on. Initial inspections at the site reportedly revealed a great amount of washing out of the ground underneath the roadbed of Northside Drive.

One homeowner told WSB-TV it took a couple of hours before crews got things under control.

“It was shooting up like a geyser for about two hours that I saw. So that’s a long time to have that many gallons of water undercutting the road,” said resident Jennifer Overby.

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