Broken Drain Pipe Causes Flooding in Houston

6:28 PM, Jul 10, 2013   |    comments
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Part of a south Houston County roadway is closed while crews repair a collapsed drain pipe.

Workers had to dig up Barrett Road, which is near the Pulaski County line.

David Thompson with Houston County Roads and Bridges says the drainage pipe 10 feet under the road rusted. That caused the large amounts of rainfall it was carrying to leak out and flood surrounding areas.

Crews have a 40 to 50 yard section of Barrett Road closed off, and repairs could take several days.

Down the street, heavy rains Wednesday morning left a man's front yard submerged in a few feet of water.

"I drove up and got the mail out of my box and said 'Hold up, where's my driveway at?' I saw it and that's what it was, underwater," says Frank Jones.

Jones had to drive through his neighbor's yard to get to his house.


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