Crews work to fix sinkhole on Detroit's west side - Dallas News |

Crews work to fix sinkhole on Detroit's west side

Posted: Updated:
A hazard for drivers on Detroit's west side, another big sinkhole has opened up on the road. This one is at Carlin and Tireman. Crews are working to keep the big hole from getting worse.
Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

It's about 10 feet wide and it measures roughly 15 feet deep. The ground gave way on Carlin St. Sunday and neighbors like Charles Thomas saw it coming. Detroit's Department of Public Works put asphalt on top of the uneven ground a few days ago, likely unaware of what was happening beneath the surface. Sunday, the street caved in. A neighbor initially blocked off the area with reflectors and caution tape to keep drivers away. We called the mayor's office and they responded with a crew from the Water and Sewerage Department.

Alonzo Norwood believes heavy dump trucks traveling through an alley onto Carlin may have loosened a water main underground.

"I don't know how much weight the trucks are but that's a lot of weight coming in here," he said. "They usually have that, see that sign where it says no trucks? So, hey, I don't know."

Neighbors hope something is done before the looming rainfall makes the hole even worse.
Stay with Fox 2 and for updates.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps

  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices