CPW is repairing gas line at collapsed bridge site

Published on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) reported it has begun replacing a natural gas pipeline on Memorial Drive Extension that is suspended over Frohawk Creek.

Significant flooding in August washed out the bridge near the intersection of Chandler Road and Taylor Road and caused a 96-inch drainage pipe to collapse. Two vehicles fell into the hole while attempting to cross the washed out road. Two people were injured and the gas pipeline was exposed.

A city fireman also had to be rescued when he was swept downstream during the rescue attempt.

Another vehicle entered the washout on Nov. 3 when high winds blew the safety cones and tape away. No injuries were reported and no further damage to the pipeline occurred.

One lane on Memorial Drive Extension near the repair work will be open to local traffic and no service interruption to CPW customers is expected, according to the utility.

The S.C. Department of Transportation is not scheduled to have the bridge repaired until at least April.





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