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Sinkhole disrupts holiday season in a suburb of Detroit

DETROIT – A major sinkhole has disrupted the holiday season in Fraser, a suburb of about 14,500 people about 15 miles north of downtown Detroit.

Roads are closed and about two dozen houses were evacuated after the underground sewer collapse on christmas Eve. No injuries reported, but inconveniences many as the crew embarks on a months-long process of assessing the damage, make repairs and determine the cause.

Officials say that the resulting sinkhole is larger than the one in 2004 that caused a nearby section of the roadway to cave in.

The cause is not clear, but Fraser Mayor Joe Nichols says he expects that answers will come. Also, it is not yet clear whether this sinkhole is connected with the previous one.

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