A portion of Union Grove Road remains closed following heavy flooding two weeks ago that caused a huge washout over Tacket Branch.

Last week, the Marshall County Commission held an emergency meeting to discuss the road and to solicit bids for repairs.

Marshall County engineer Bob Piranda estimated the project at about $1.7 million.

“The upstream fill slope, over at this location, failed, and when it failed, it took several sections of pipe along with it,” Pirando said.

According to the plan set that dates back to 1952, there are two lines of 60 inch diameter pipes, 140 feet long, buried underneath 40 feet of earth and fill a 1 to 1 ½ slope on top of the pipes.

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