• Mar 31, 2014
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A sinkhole large enough to swallow two cars opened up during routine maintenance on a street in Detroit on Friday.

The 30-foot wide, 16-foot deep sinkhole opened up on the city's west side, on Linwood Avenue near Monterey, WDIV reported. Crews quickly shut down the street, though not before a car and a truck nearly fell into the hole, witnesses told The Detroit Free Press.

A contractor for Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department had seen strange buckling in the asphalt when the sinkhole began to swallow the street. Deputy Director Darryl Latimer told the Free Press the hole could have been started by a collapsed sewer pipe.

The sinkhole also exposed a gas line. DTE Energy utility workers shut off the line to allow crews from the water department to begin repairs, which should take one to two weeks, depending on the damage.



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      wlh1923
      • 8 Months Ago
      Can't they just block off the street since everyone left and all the houses are abandoned anyway. Just helps cut back on the infrastructure
      gggaloha
      • 8 Months Ago
      Just goes to prove that Detroit is slowing going to hell one piece at a time
      Keith
      • 8 Months Ago
      Lazy editors and production people don't check their own work. The link takes us to the WRONG article. And AOL charges for this? They are about to lose my monthly payment! Arrogant Corporation.
      • 8 Months Ago
      If you censor this, you have your stories mixed up. Click on the soothing animal and we get a pot hole story.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Caught on camera: Deputies rescue drowning bull - The News Leader
      kcampo6453
      • 8 Months Ago
      Just leave it. Maybe the rest of the city will follow.
      kcampo6453
      • 8 Months Ago
      Just leave it. Maybe the rest of the city will follow.
      jv1962
      • 8 Months Ago
      Bush's fault...!!!
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is not just in Detroit. It's happening all over America. Water main breaks, dams falling apart, rusting bridges, aged highways, city potholes wrecking cars, you name it. We were warned in the documentary called "The Crumbling of America". And Obama has done nothing whatsoever in hiring thousands of Americans to fix these problems! And now, it's too late!
        • 8 Months Ago
        And why is it to late? Things can be fixed. It will just cost more money..that the US doesnt have. Oh wait we have it to send to other countries. Anyone getting just buffering when it comes to posting comments then it posts 5 times
        • 8 Months Ago
        And why is it to late? Things can be fixed. It will just cost more money..that the US doesnt have. Oh wait we have it to send to other countries. Anyone getting just buffering when it comes to posting comments then it posts 5 times
        • 8 Months Ago
        And why is it to late? Things can be fixed. It will just cost more money..that the US doesnt have. Oh wait we have it to send to other countries. Anyone getting just buffering when it comes to posting comments then it posts 5 times
        • 8 Months Ago
        And why is it to late? Things can be fixed. It will just cost more money..that the US doesnt have. Oh wait we have it to send to other countries. Anyone getting just buffering when it comes to posting comments then it posts 5 times
        • 8 Months Ago
        And why is it to late? Things can be fixed. It will just cost more money..that the US doesnt have. Oh wait we have it to send to other countries.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Too bad it was not big enough to engulf the whole city!
      Jayme Talson
      • 8 Months Ago
      this story is not the right one that i clicked on .. its been doing this for awhile now... grrrrrrrrrrrrr...
      • 8 Months Ago
      Goodbye, Motown
        ordobtrebla
        • 8 Months Ago
        Your just saying goodbye now...? This city has been going down the tubes for years...,
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