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SCDOT announces detour route around Mount Lebanon Road washout

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UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The SCDOT on Tuesday announced a detour route to take drivers around a section of Mount Lebanon Road that was closed after the rain caused a culvert to fail.

The section between Putman Road and Meadow Lane is closed off while DOT workers fix the hole that opened up.

Officials said a tributary to Sugar Creek, which runs under that section of the road, overflowed onto the road and caused a culvert to fail and a section of road to erode.

The following detour was set up:

Beginning at intersection of SC 215 (Buffalo West Springs Hwy.) and S-44-24 (Mt Lebanon Rd.), Continue Northwest on SC 215 ( Buffalo West Springs Hwy) for 1.54 Miles to  S-44-85 (Putnam Rd) Turn Left onto S-44-85 (Putnam Rd) and proceed South for 1.61 miles to S-44-25 (Mt. Lebanon Rd.)

The SCDOT does not yet know how long the repair may take. 

This wasn’t the only problem in Union County because of the rain. Public Safety officials had to direct traffic while power crews fixed traffic lights that were out. There were a lot of power outages reported as well. Firefighters also responded to calls for blown transformers.

Union Public Safety Department leaders said they’re not exactly sure what caused power lines to come down, but they’re confident it wasn’t because of a tree falling.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

RELATED: Thousands of Duke Energy customers without power as rain continues Tuesday

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