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Crews work to fix void formed by water leak under 15 Mile Road at Fraser sinkhole site

Officials say water leak caused by faulty connection to nearby fire hydrant

FRASER, Mich. – Construction crews are working to fix a void that formed due to a water leak under 15 Mile Road at the Fraser sinkhole site, Macomb County officials said.

Workers said the void formed due to a water leak caused by a faulty water connection to a nearby fire hydrant.

Workers at the scene of the Fraser sinkhole for additional repairs on Feb. 6, 2019. (WDIV
Workers at the scene of the Fraser sinkhole for additional repairs on Feb. 6, 2019. (WDIV

The water leak washed away some soil and caused a void to form under the southernmost eastbound lane of 15 Mile Road, according to a Macomb County spokesman.

Fraser Department of Public Works officials noticed a crack in the road early Wednesday while plowing snow and salting the roads.

The right lane of eastbound 15 Mile Road is closed.

Construction workers at the scene of the Fraser sinkhole for additional repairs on Feb. 6, 2019. (WDIV)
Construction workers at the scene of the Fraser sinkhole for additional repairs on Feb. 6, 2019. (WDIV)

A small stretch of pavement is being removed to repair the water line, fill the void with dirt and temporarily repair the pavement, officials said.

A more permanent repair can be made in warmer weather, officials said.

Even though this is at the site of the Fraser sinkhole, officials said it is an unrelated incident.

Construction crews at the scene of the Fraser sinkhole for additional repairs on Feb. 6, 2019. (WDIV)
Construction crews at the scene of the Fraser sinkhole for additional repairs on Feb. 6, 2019. (WDIV)

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