DETROIT (WWJ) — Motorists be warned — a giant sinkhole has appeared on a Detroit road on Monday afternoon.
The opening is located at the intersection of Chene St. and Medbury St. just south of the GM Detroit-Hamtramk Assembly Plant on Detroit’s northeast side.READ MORE: Ford To Send $500 To Households Affected By Flat Rock Assembly Plant Gas Leak
Curtrise Garner with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department told WWJ Newsradio 950 about what caused the road to fall.
“We have an 8-inch water main break and there was also sewer damage as well, which is what caused the cave-in,” Garner said. “We did here about this through and email. A resident told us about this sinkhole and we responded probably within about 45 minutes.”
Because of the size of the break, Garner said that the repair should take a few days. Barricades have been set up in the area so traffic wont be able to get through.MORE NEWS: UM Study Shows Healthcare, Service Workers Were Disproportionally Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic