A 6-inch gas main running under State Route 347 ruptured at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, forcing the temporary closure of all lanes between Spout Springs Road and Highway 211.
According to Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) spokeperson Teri Pope, gas spewed up through the center lane of SR 347 east at Deaton Creek Parkway. As of 6:45 p.m., all lanes had reopened after GDOT crews repaired the damaged asphalt.
"Asphalt in the center lane of SR 347 in the crosswalk to Deaton Creek Parkway was damaged," Pope indicated.
The damaged area was approximately 20 feet long by 12 feet wide. Pope described the repair as "massive," saying crews had to remove damaged asphalt down to the base layer and rebuild with new material because all three levels of pavement were damaged.
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