LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC Main Street below the ruptured Old Mill Pond in Lexington, reopened to traffic Monday.
Debris was removed and engineers decided that the pavement underneath was safe for travel, town Mayor Steve McDougall said.
Further analysis showed that it was the ground on the side of the earthen dam that gave way, he said.
Now, the adjoining Old Mill shopping center will be inspected to see whether it can be reopened, he said.
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Plans call for the eventual restoration of the 25-acre pond, but it’s too soon to say when that will happen, he said.
Carolina Aerial Imaging, a Lexington County company, took pictures of the pond after the rupture early Sunday.