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Manhole mystery on North Beach uncovered

North Beach manhole mystery
Posted at 12:12 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 13:18:05-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — There’s a manhole mystery on North Beach.

This is after a city crew was spotted there recently breaking through asphalt looking for manhole covers.

We were sent cell phone video of that crew, looking for a manhole cover, which was covered by asphalt.

In the video, you can see one worker with a metal detector while another is making what looks like a divining rod.

According to information from that video, the crew says they were sent out that morning to clear trash from the manholes.

But another video shows the storm water lines are also packed with sand.

That raises the question.and concern about what's being done to maintain North Beach manholes.

And what impact does the sand have on drainage?

We’re hoping to ask city officials that question as we continue to dig into the manhole mystery tonight on KRIS 6 News.

On a related note, city staff is currently coming up with a solution for the North Beach drainage problem.

They'll present a recommendation to the city council next week.