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Deteriorating culvert causes Sheppard Street delays

City of Minden crews work to replace a culvert at a drainage ditch on Sheppard Street. A portion of the road was closed as a precaution, because a 16-inch water line runs underneath the street and close to the culvert. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald

Motorists may have had to detour around Sheppard Street behind Church’s Chicken the last few days as city crews worked on the drainage ditch.

Mayor Tommy Davis says the city closed a portion of the road Tuesday out of an abundance of caution as they are replacing an old culvert there.

“There’s a large drainage ditch and culverts that go through there and we’re replacing those,” he said. “We closed the street, because when we dug down in there, there’s a 16-inch water line that goes under the street. We didn’t want to take any chances with that.”

The water line is also