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Sinkhole on Lansing's Northside

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Sinkhole on Lansing's Northside

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Jul 9, 2014

A sinkhole big enough to drive a small car into opened up on Lansing's north side Tuesday. The hole is about 20 feet deep and ten feet long, and is located near the intersection of N. Grand River Avenue and North Street.

A manhole built in the 1920s eroded, creating the sinkhole, according to Scott House with the City of Lansing public works department.

It was spotted around three o'clock in the afternoon. No cars appear to have been damaged.

Public works surrounded the hole with cones and netting, and covered it with boards until they could figure out how to make a fix.

Repair work is expected to start Wednesday. Grand River Avenue will be closed for 2-3 days during the repairs. Detours will be posted.