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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Heavy rains in Albany created an emergency situation for public works crews. A 24-inch sewer pipe along Westover Boulevard was overloaded by the rain and collapsed.

The pipe was older and had some deterioration but simply could not hold up to the heavy rain.

Asst. City Manager Wes Smith said, "The significant rain event over the last two weeks was just more than it could handle. When you have a sewer pipe that goes down, you've got to fix it immediately. That's a health and safety issue."

The emergency repair cost the city $156,000.

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