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Detroit Sinkhole Forces Officials to Pump Sewage Into Area River

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Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016 05:43 AM

A Detroit sinkhole that pushed people from their homes and closed roads this week has now forced officials to begin pumping sewage into an area river to prevent flooding, The Associated Press reported.

Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon told WWJ-AM on Monday that the Clinton River discharge was necessary, though officials hoped to avoid it.

Officials say the sinkhole, which formed Saturday in neighboring Fraser, is 250 feet long and 100 feet wide — larger than one in 2004 that caused a section of roadway to cave in.

People in about two dozen homes have been evacuated. Consulting engineer Scott Lockwood says they aim to get to residents back in homes within two weeks, but three homes are considered unsafe.

Mayor Joseph Nichols, who declared a state of emergency, told residents the goal is to get answers.

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A Detroit sinkhole that pushed people from their homes and closed roads this week has now forced officials to begin pumping sewage into an area river to prevent flooding, The Associated Press reported.
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Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016 05:43 AM
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