Monetta bridge shut down, overflowing with water for over 12 hours – WRDW-TV

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – There was unimaginable video out of Aiken County the place a bridge…….


AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – There was unimaginable video out of Aiken County the place a bridge shut to Monetta was overflowing with water For shut toly 12 hours. The bridge was shut down the placeas officers labored To Search out out what triggered All of the water to gush.

A South Carolina Division of Well being and Environmental Administration dam protectedty engineer says the dam Did not fail or overflow. The water acquired here from shut toby Shealy Pond, and it was not The primary time native residents have had factors with this bridge.

“2015 was Simply like what We now have now besides it was up over the financial institution the water acquired here up over the financial institution and the bridge half of it went out in Solely A quick time a matter of hours,” said Joann Keatts, a resident.

The South Carolina Division of Transportation was ready for the water to cease earlier than They will decide if the bridge is protected To make the most of.

Neighbors say it took 18 months for the bridge to be accomplished after it flooded in 2015.

Officials say Shealy Pond was overflowing Tuesday after heavy rainfall. Neighbors are apprehensive Regarding the inconvenience potential bridge damage Might have.

“Properly, it’s pretty annoying as a Outcome of it takes me An further 10 minutes if I am going into Aiken An further 5 miles round anythe place I am going if I am going To go to somebody on mount nice then I’ve acquired to go all The biggest method round,” said Keatts.

However it isn’t just an inconvenience; it’s A critical protectedty problem. Previous Shoals Road is A critical reduce-by way of route for commuters And school buses.

“Properly, I really feel that was a scary state of affairs this morning as a Outcome of my neighbor said the bus went over it and that’s when he referred to as in when he noticed The varsity bus go down the road,” Keatts said Tuesday.

It’s just a ready recreation for SCDOT proper now till the rain ceases including to the pond diploma and the water dries up.

Water covers Previous Shoals Road on Tuesday morning after flooding shutd a bridge shut to Monetta.(WRDW)

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