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Gwinnett County, GA, Intersection Closed Due to Water Main Break, Downed Light

February 23, 2019

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. – An intersection in Gwinnett County, Georgia, has been closed due to a water main break and a downed traffic light, according to a news story posted online at Police and county officials do not yet know what caused the incident and are blocking off the area to prevent traffic accidents.* 

At about 1:30 a.m. on February 19, crews responded to the site of Indian Trail Road and Brook Hollow Parkway in Gwinnett County. For reasons still not known, a water main broke at the intersection, forming a large sink hole. A traffic light at the intersection collapsed due to the sink hole, according to officers with the Norcross Police Department.

A photo from the scene shows an extremely large hole in the road with the traffic light barely visible sticking out of the top. Crews are already on site in the photos, attempting to assess and fix the damage. Officers say the Georgia Department of Transportation is working to understand what caused the break and resulting damage, and the DOT did not immediately have information about the cause. 

Fortunately, crews promptly arrived at the scene and blocked off the area before any accidents could happen. The whole intersection was shut down, and the exit to Indian Trail Road from Interstate 85 South was also closed down. 

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