(Franklin) — A portion of Main street in Franklin near the First United Methodist Church and the intersection of Newnan Street had to be closed Tuesday and remains closed this morning for repairs.
According to Heard County Water Authority Director Jimmy Knight, an old corrugated pipe storm drain originally installed in the 1940’s-1950’s gave way causing a sink hole.
The HCWA is assisting the Heard County Public Works Department and the City of Franklin in making the repairs.
If all goes as planned, crews hope to have the street reopened before the first day of school Thursday. The old pipe is being replaced with an HDPE pipe. (Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Knight)