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Pipe repaired, sinkholes prevented in Waco


Some roads in downtown Waco are a lot safer this year than last year.

You might remember the sinkholes that formed in the area after storms last spring.

Public Works Director Chuck Dowdell said part of a pipe, that runs to the Lake Brazos Dam gave way, causing some of the sinkholes.

He said crews had to do emergency repairs on 96-feet of it.

They finished in December. He said it cost the city more than $245,000.

Now, that they're all done, Dowdell said the fix will allow water to flow without clogging or eroding the pipe.

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