Woman says sinkhole on Detroit’s east side hurting her business

DETROIT – After Detroit residents complained about a sinkhole near the intersection of Goddard and Dearing Streets last month, city workers went to the construction site to investigate.

However, one woman said the problem persists and is even affecting her business.

Carmen Montgomery and her fiancé have owned Carmen’s Community Mini Market for five years. They said the sidewalk had been sinking for a few years.

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“You can see gradually over the years that it was going to be a problem,” said Montgomery.

When a water pipe broke and the sidewalk finally gave way, a sinkhole was created.


The aqueduct was repaired on Feb.23, but the city’s water and sanitation department said the disruption caused a crack in the storm line, which is more complicated and won’t be repaired until next week.

“We can only sit back and wait, but how long do we have to wait?” Montgomery said.

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