The usual detour around Shiloh Road sinkhole

LAKE learned about this because the County Clerk shared it on facebook to her friends some of whom happen to be Gretchen’s friends. Maybe mighty Lowndes County can afford its own facebook page? 300x533 IMG 1545, in Shiloh Road Sinkhole, by Gretchen Quarterman, 4 August 2015

PLEASE SHARE. Lowndes County Engineering has closed Shiloh Road at Franks Creek due to a very large sinkhole. Citizens will need to take the usual detour. Please do not visit the area, this is not a photo opportunity. Sinkholes are unpre…

That personal Paige Dukes facebook post did not seem to have any corresponding information on lowndescounty.com last night.

The VDT took it as a photo opportunity. Adam Floyd, VDT, 7:27 am 5 August 2015, Large sinkhole swallows pond, closes Shiloh Rd.,

VALDOSTA—A large sinkhole opened up Tuesday night in Lowndes County, closing one road and swallowing an entire pond.

“We have had a giant sink hole open on Shiloh Rd. at Franks Creek. It started on private property and has swallowed up an entire pond,” said Lowndes County Clerk Paige Dukes. “Right now, we’ve got three places right next to the road that have opened up.”…

Engineering crews are at the sinkhole this morning, and The Valdosta Daily Times will be reporting from the scene later today.

The VDT also tweeted that story.

On lowndescounty.com later this morning, SHILOH ROAD SINKHOLE — UPDATE 9:20 A.M.,

“We have had a giant sink hole open on Shiloh Rd. at Franks Creek. It started on private property and has swallowed up an entire pond,” said Lowndes County Clerk Paige Dukes. “Right now, we’ve got three places right next to the road that have opened up.”

Last night, it was too dark for Lowndes County Engineering crews to evaluate the size of the sinkhole, but because of the extremely unstable conditions, Shiloh Rd. was closed, said Dukes.

“Citizens will need to take the usual detour. Please do not visit the area. This is not a photo opportunity,” said Dukes. “Sinkholes are unpredictable and can be extremely dangerous.”

There is a twitter account, @Lowndes411, which did tweet 7:02 AM this morning:

Engineering has closed Shiloh Road at Franks Creek. A sink hole in the area may impact the road. More info will be available in the a.m.

Still no @Lowndes411 tweet about the 9:20 AM update.

What is “the usual detour” anyway? And does this happen so often such a thing is needed?

-jsq

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