City maintenance crews were out on North Church St. near the library to fix a gaping hole in the road. City Superintendent Tim King was on the scene as was Ripley Mayor Carolyn Rader.
According to King there was a void where the sewer liner had been broken down and washed out a large void underneath the pavement. He also stated that this was the first time that maintenance had seen the damage.
Said King, “We are digging it out and we are going to fix it. What we’ve got is when we opened up the road we put a camera in it last Friday (October 25). We saw an area that was the size that a person could be in it sitting in a lawn chair and having a cup of coffee, that’s how big it was. So, we decided before the road fell in that we would fix it. It’s not one of those things that we can’t let go for long. So as soon as we noticed it, we got right on it.”
The completion of the project completion was tentatively scheduled on the same day (Monday, October 28).