Heavy rains lead to PTC sidewalk collapse

Heavy rains lead to PTC sidewalk collapse

Heavy weekend rains contributed to a sinkhole under the sidewalk at the corner of Hwy. 74 and 54.  (Photo via Facebook)
Heavy weekend rains contributed to a sinkhole under the sidewalk at the corner of Hwy. 74 and 54.
(Photo via Facebook)

Fayette County came out of this past weekend’s storms relatively safely, but a sidewalk collapse was one of the effects of the bad weather.

A Georgia Power truck pulled up on the corner sidewalk of Hwy. 74 and Hwy. 54. According to Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh, the ground was very soft and it sunk the truck, which created a sinkhole.

The Department of Transportation is out working on the sidewalk now, and it’s estimated to be repaired in a week, according to Bergh. As of right now, the right turn lane to go east is closed at the intersection of Hwy. 74 and Hwy. 54.

Justin Fedich

Justin Fedich is a reporter for the Fayette County News. He has been a reporter for various papers around the Southeast, including the Athens Banner-Herald and the Selma Times-Journal. Justin is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in digital and broadcast journalism and a sports media certificate.