2 homes being demolished at suburban Detroit sinkhole site

Posted at 9:50 AM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 09:50:10-04

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — Two homes are being torn down to help clear the way for repairs to a broken sewer line that caused a sinkhole on Christmas Eve in suburban Detroit.

Three houses had to be condemned in Fraser and a major road has been closed. Macomb County Public Works spokesman Dan Heaton says one of those homes was demolished Friday and the other is expected to be torn down on Monday.

Macomb County Public Works chief Candice Miller says in a statement that “heartfelt sympathies go out to these impacted families.”

Construction crews next week plan to begin to dig a roughly 300-foot-long, 25-foot-wide shaft to allow sewer line repair and replacement.

Work to restore the area is expected to wrap up by the end of the year.