Woman says sinkhole on Detroit’s east side hurting her business
DETROIT – After Detroit residents complained of a sinkhole near the intersection of Goddard and Dearing streets last month, city workers went to the site to address it. However, one woman said the issue still persists and is even impacting her business. Related: Water main break causes sinkhole on Detroit’s east side“You can gradually see it over the years that it was going to be a problem,” Montgomery said. When a water main broke and the pavement finally gave way, it created a sinkhole. “All we can do is just sit back and wait but how long will we have to wait?” Montgomery said.
Water main break causes sinkhole on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – A leak in a water main caused water to slowly break away the soil base underneath a street in Detroit, eventually causing the pavement to cave. It is uncertain when the chunk of the intersection at Goddard and Dearing streets collapsed, but some neighbors said they saw it as early as 5:15 a.m. Monday. “When I had seen it this morning, I was shocked,” said neighbor Fred Washington, who said he had seen the sinkhole at about 9 a.m. Monday. AdSometime after 5 p.m., at least 12 hours after it was first spotted, the first Detroit Water & Sewerage truck arrived to secure the area. A crew will be in the area all night to keep it secured and begin the underground pipe repair Tuesday morning.