Road closed due to ‘pipe failure’

By: By Charles Warner - [email protected]
Charles Warner | The Union Times Mt. Lebanon Road was closed to thru-traffic after a pipe channeling water beneath it failed Monday causing this section of the road to collapse. The exact cause of the failure of the pipe has yet to be determined, but until it is and until repairs can be made a detour is in place running from SC 215 to Putman Road and back to Mt. Lebanon Road.
Charles Warner | The Union Times This section of Mt. Lebanon Road collapsed Monday when a pipe channeling water beneath it failed. The exact cause of the failure of the pipe has yet to be determined, but may have been due to the age of the pipe and/or the heavy rains that fell on Union County on Monday. Until it can be repaired a detour is in place running from SC 215 to Putman Road and back to Mt. Lebanon Road.
Charles Warner | The Union Times This pipe that runs under a section of Mt. Lebanon Road failed Monday causing that section of the road to collapse and forcing it to be closed to all but local traffic. The exact cause of the pipe’s failure is unknown at the present time but may have been due to the age of the pipe and/or the heavy rains that fell on Union County on Monday. While it is closed, thru-traffic is being detoured from SC 215 to Putman Road and back to Mt. Lebanon Road.

WEST SPRINGS — A road has been closed to all but local traffic after “pipe failure” possibly caused by the age of the pipe or heavy rains or a combination of the two caused a section of it to collapse Monday.

Jason Childers, Resident Maintenance Engineer for the SC Department of Transportation in Union County, said that the failure of a pipe that runs beneath a section of Mt. Lebanon Road about 1/2 mile from SC 215 had compromised that part of the road. As a result, Childers said his office has closed the road to all but local traffic and put in a detour for all thru-traffic. He said the detour runs from SC 215 to Putman Road and then back to Mt. Lebanon Road.

As for what caused failure of the pipe beneath the road, Childers said he has not been able to do a close inspection because of the amount of water still flowing through it. He said it could possibly be due to the age of the pipe or to the swirling of the water caused by the heavy rains the area received on Monday.

Childers said the pipe channels water that flows through a creek that runs under the road. He said the creek is not a year-round one but a wet weather one. In the summer, Childers said it is dry.

As for when the road will be repaired and reopened to thru-traffic, Childers said that will be determined after the inspection to, first, determine the cause of failure of the pipe and, second, how best to repair it. He said the inspection will be done once the water flowing beneath the road subsides.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Mt. Lebanon Road was closed to thru-traffic after a pipe channeling water beneath it failed Monday causing this section of the road to collapse. The exact cause of the failure of the pipe has yet to be determined, but until it is and until repairs can be made a detour is in place running from SC 215 to Putman Road and back to Mt. Lebanon Road.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_IMG_3362.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Mt. Lebanon Road was closed to thru-traffic after a pipe channeling water beneath it failed Monday causing this section of the road to collapse. The exact cause of the failure of the pipe has yet to be determined, but until it is and until repairs can be made a detour is in place running from SC 215 to Putman Road and back to Mt. Lebanon Road.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This section of Mt. Lebanon Road collapsed Monday when a pipe channeling water beneath it failed. The exact cause of the failure of the pipe has yet to be determined, but may have been due to the age of the pipe and/or the heavy rains that fell on Union County on Monday. Until it can be repaired a detour is in place running from SC 215 to Putman Road and back to Mt. Lebanon Road.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_IMG_3368.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This section of Mt. Lebanon Road collapsed Monday when a pipe channeling water beneath it failed. The exact cause of the failure of the pipe has yet to be determined, but may have been due to the age of the pipe and/or the heavy rains that fell on Union County on Monday. Until it can be repaired a detour is in place running from SC 215 to Putman Road and back to Mt. Lebanon Road.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This pipe that runs under a section of Mt. Lebanon Road failed Monday causing that section of the road to collapse and forcing it to be closed to all but local traffic. The exact cause of the pipe’s failure is unknown at the present time but may have been due to the age of the pipe and/or the heavy rains that fell on Union County on Monday. While it is closed, thru-traffic is being detoured from SC 215 to Putman Road and back to Mt. Lebanon Road.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_IMG_3364.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This pipe that runs under a section of Mt. Lebanon Road failed Monday causing that section of the road to collapse and forcing it to be closed to all but local traffic. The exact cause of the pipe’s failure is unknown at the present time but may have been due to the age of the pipe and/or the heavy rains that fell on Union County on Monday. While it is closed, thru-traffic is being detoured from SC 215 to Putman Road and back to Mt. Lebanon Road.
Section of Mt. Lebanon Road collapsed Monday

By Charles Warner

[email protected]

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.