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Repairs continue on Sandy Springs road

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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -

A busy residential road that runs through Sandy Springs has been shut down for months because of potential dangers.  

Storms back in June caused rocks and trees to litter Lake Forrest Drive with debris. Since then, city crews have been studying and redesigning the road to make it more stable.

"When it would rain, we would have mud and debris slides into the roadway," said Sandy Springs Public Works Director Garrin Coleman.

In the last year, as many as nine reports have been made involving debris.

"As we got into studying the slope a little more, we figured out that there's not a lot of structural rock in the slope so there wasn't a lot of structure there to really hold the debris back," said Coleman.

As detours continue and plans are finalized, the city hopes to have it re-opened in early 2014.

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