Large sinkhole opens up on Tireman
Police are diverting traffic on Tireman near Greenfield on Detroit’s west side after a large sinkhole opened up.
The sinkhole was a result of a collapsed sewer pipe, according to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
“It’s about 12 feet wide, and it’s taking up quite a bit of space,” Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Moreno said. “We have a scout on the scene to handle traffic.”
No homes or businesses were affected in the area near the Detroit-Dearborn border, according to the DWSD. Crews were on the scene Thursday afternoon. The estimated repair time was unknown.
Large sinkholes periodically open in Metro Detroit. Last year, residents used a sinkhole at Hull Street and McNichols to catch fish for about four years without the hole being fixed.
A massive sinkhole, measuring 30 feet deep, 60 feet wide, and 160 feet long, opened Aug. 22, 2004, on 15 Mile in Sterling Heights. It took months to repair it, at a cost of $25 million.
Detroit News Staff Writer Candice Williams contributed.