Sinkhole traps utility truck at busy PTC intersection

Sinkhole traps utility truck at busy PTC intersection

Update – Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m.: Georgia Department of Transportation and city staff are at the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 in Peachtree City, assessing the damage caused by the sinkhole on the southeast side of the intersection. The initial assessment indicates that it will take at least a week to repair the damage.

Meantime, the eastbound turn lane onto Ga. Highway 54 is closed and one northbound lane is expected to be closed, according to Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh.

Original story: A sinkhole has opened at the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 in Peachtree City with a Georgia Power utility truck partially caught in its grip.

Peachtree City Fire Rescue spokesman Ron Mundy said a Georgia Power utility truck was positioned off the roadway on the southeast corner of the intersection during the mid-afternoon hours Monday.

The truck was near the sidewalk and by a sewer cover when a sinkhole opened and caused a part of the truck to sink into it, Mundy said.

Firefighters and police officers were at the scene and directing traffic, Mundy said.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews were in route, said Mundy.