Culvert collapse endangers NTN traffic flow

A collapsing culvert is endangering traffic into the NTN Driveshaft plant in Walesboro.

Mayor Jim Lienhoop said that the culvert is under the only way in, or out of the property. Until a few weeks ago, the 6-foot deep culvert had been full of water, but it recently dried out. And when someone checked underneath, they found that the pipe had corroded away :

Lienhoop says the city has the money on hand, but the spending must be approved by City Council.  Columbus City Council will be asked to make an emergency appropriation of about $88,000 to fix the failing structure.

Columbus City Council meets at 6 p.m.Tuesday in the City Council chambers at City Hall.