Flume Collapse In Shelbyville

A Shelbyville police car rests at the bottom of the collapse after Sunday’s rain… Photo by David Melson of the Shelbyville Times Gazette.

A Shelbyville police car rests at the bottom of the collapse after Sunday’s rain… Photo by David Melson of the Shelbyville Times Gazette.

Another collapse has been reported at a large underground pipe in Shelbyville, according to a city official.
Councilman Henry Fieldhaus said a portion of the flume collapsed Sunday morning, between the fire and police stations, likely due to heavy rains over the weekend.
The flume leads the city’s storm water to the Duck River. It’s been in place since 1962. Fieldhaus said work on replacing parts of it was set to begin on Monday.
This work was set to cost the city $1.6 million, according to Fieldhaus. With Sunday’s collapse, the cost can only go up from there. Fieldhaus says he would like to look into the possibility of getting federal help, by having the part of the flume declared a disaster area.
There have been two previous collapses at the flume this year; one in June and one in January. (WSMV-TV)