Sinkhole forces evacuations of a number of Detroit-area homes

FRASER, Mich. – More than a dozen houses north of Detroit are evacuated after a sinkhole opened in the ground nearby.

A homeowner in Fraser called the police around 6 a.m. Saturday and told them his house was sinking.

Public Safety Director George Rouhib tells ( ) The Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens that the house the basement walls could be heard cracking bricks falling from the exterior of the sidewalk outside was rising.

Traffic along the 15 Km Road was diverted as officials said the road was expected to fall on Saturday because of a potential sewer problem.

In 2004, a sewer collapse caused a nearby part of 15 Mile Road in Sterling Heights to cave in. It created a sinkhole is 160 meters long, 60 meters wide and 30 meters deep.


Information from: The Macomb Daily,

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