South Augusta pipe break sends water 40 feet into the air

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 8:00 AM
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Water shoots from a broken pipe on Peach Orchard Road. Deputies closed the area just after 8 a.m. Wednesday.   TODD BENNETT/STAFF
TODD BENNETT/STAFF
Water shoots from a broken pipe on Peach Orchard Road. Deputies closed the area just after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Peach Orchard Road has reopened after repairs were made to a broken water pipe that sent water soaring into the air for several hours this morning.

Deputies closed the area from Tubman Home Road to Gordon Highway shortly after 8 a.m. By that time, vehicles had been slowly driving through the water main that flooded the Barbara Street intersection and shot 30 to 40 feet in the air for nearly an hour.

Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Shane McDaniel said the pipe was broken by Georgia Power crews working in the area.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/21/13 - 08:11 am
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How old was that water line?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/21/13 - 09:03 am
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Rawhide

Crumbling-crumbling-crumbling here we go a-rumbling....rawhide....seems a little age has creeped up on the south side of Augusta....when the Laney area is getting the fix over....imagine THAT!

CRAZY

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/21/13 - 01:55 pm
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Call

Isn't Georgia Power supposed to call before they dig? That's what Ga. Power always preaches for us to do.

There is no way the utilities locator crew could miss a water main that big!

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