Repairs to Pickens County road may take month

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Engineers with the South Carolina Transportation Department say repairs to U.S. 178 in Pickens County will take longer than expected.

Engineer Steven Henderson says repairs on the road near the North Carolina state line could take until the end of August.

A quarter mile of the road was damaged by a mudslide earlier this month.

Officials had hoped to have the repairs finished early in August.

A detour around the damaged section of the road takes 30 minutes to cover.

Henderson says the first job is to stabilize the soil where a 40-foot pipe near Sassafras Mountain was damaged.

He says he doesn't know how much the repairs will cost.

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