A Pitt County road remains closed, more than a week after heavy rains damaged it,
Mills Road, near Blackjack-Simpson Road, was closed last Thursday after Pitt County received nearly 5 inches of rain.
Crews checking other bridges in the area noticed the road's shoulder giving way near a 48-inch pipe that goes under the road to accommodate a drainage canal. They believe the pipe couldn't handle the huge amount of rain, and began eating away the road.
The road was expected to reopen within a week, but the D.O.T. says due to rain from Tropical Depression Beryl that has been delayed until June 9th.
Wednesday night's downpour in Pitt County has forced the closure of one heavily traveled road.
State D.O.T. crews this afternoon closed Mills Road, near Blackjack-Simpson Road.
Crews were checking other bridges in the area and noticed the road's shoulder was giving way near a 48-inch pipe that goes under the road to accommodate a drainage canal. They believe the pipe couldn't handle the huge amount of rain, and began eating away the road.
The D.O.T. is now re-evaluating to see if they will replace the pipe with a larger one. In the meantime there is now a 5-foot wide gap in the road.
State workers hope to begin work on Tuesday and get the pipe replaced by the end of next week.
Buses from a nearby middle school will likely have to be rerouted because of the road closure.
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