• City officials concerned over safety issue of erosion


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - This is already the sixth wettest August in 75-years and all that rain is causing erosion.
    Erosion in Charlotte has become a major safety issue. A portion of Remount Road is blocked off because of it.
    City officials said that part of the road collapsed because the soil was sinking.
    They're installing a bigger storm drain under the road to handle larger of amounts of water.
    Because Charlotte has grown, there's more pavement than soil, which prevents a lot of the water from being absorbed and in turn causes flooding and erosion issues.
    Daryl Hammock with Charlotte's Storm Water Division said they're also seeing more problems because the city's drain system is getting old.
    “These pipes systems are falling in and we are seeing streets collapse and we're seeing threats to property,” he said.
    Friday night on Eyewitness News at 5, reporter Stephanie Coueignoux is asked about the plan of action in place and the challenges crews are facing with erosion.

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