This sinkhole in Mexico has swallowed a house and 2 dogs. And it’s still growing.
Back in May, a farm in Mexico started developing a sinkhole that has since caused the evacuation of a family living in a nearby house, the collapse of that same house and a rescue operation for two dogs that, like the house, were also swallowed up by the sinkhole.
Frustration grows over month old sinkhole on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – Despite millions spent and plans on the drawing board the City of Detroit’s aged water lines continue to cause problems. The mess is leaving Carmen’s Community Mini Market closed and up for sale. “It is heartbreaking,” said Carmen Montgomery, owner of Carmen’s Community Mini Market, while crying. It makes us look ugly,” said Montgomery. “It makes it look like we are not trying to do anything to fix this problem,” said Montgomery.
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.
Fraser sinkhole: $12.5 million settlement announced in case
FRASER, Mich. – Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller announced a $12.5 million settlement for a lot where a home was condemned and demolished because of a 2016 sinkhole in Fraser. It is the largest settlement ever acquired by Macomb County. Overall, 23 homes had to be evacuated -- three condemned including two damaged so badly, they had to be demolished. Neighbors John and Helen Finegen said they are happy to finally find some closure in the situation and thanked the commissioner. What they’ve done, they’ve done a good job,” said John Finegen.
Local 4 News at 4 -- Sept. 29, 2020
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Settlement reached for 2016 Fraser sinkhole case
FRASER, Mich. – Macomb County Public Works commissioner Candice Miller will announce a settlement in the Fraser sinkhole case on Tuesday involving three contractors. A sinkhole developed on Christmas Eve in 2016. Nearly two dozen homes were evacuated and three houses later were condemned. At the time, the collapse threatened to dump raw sewage into thousands of basements in the county through the broken pipe. However, the companies argued that that wasn’t the case and they shouldn’t be held responsible.
Large water main break forms crater in Milan neighborhood
MILAN, Mich. – A water main break on Thursday morning has formed a near-sinkhole in the middle of a Milan neighborhood. The City of Milan reported the large water main break at W. Main St. and Argyle Crescent. “Due to the size and severity of the break some residents in the area may be without water. Please avoid the area until further notice,” the city said on their Facebook page. The cause of the break is not known.
SUV falls into sinkhole on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A water main break on Detroit’s west side led to an unfortunate chain of events for one driver. Video captured at the scene Saturday shows an SUV that had fallen into a sinkhole on Dix Highway, between Shaefer Road and Oakwood Boulevard. The driver was not hurt. Information on why the water main broke and when it will be fixed has not been released.
Sinkhole swallows five people in China
Five people were swallowed up by a sink hole that suddenly opened up in the pavement in the northern Chinese city of Harbin. At least four people were injured in the incident on Saturday. The dramatic scene was caught by the surveillance camera of a nearby noodle shop.cbsnews.com
Sinkhole opens in endzone of Tennessee college football stadium
Sinkhole opens in endzone of Tennessee college football stadium A sinkhole opened up in the endzone of the football stadium at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. It started small, but crews dug a hole 40 feet deep and 40 feet wide to find bedrock so they could fill it in. Scott Pelley reports.cbsnews.com