Sinkhole on Lansing's Northside

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

LANSING - 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 1920's 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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Comments may take up to 24 hours or longer to appear on the site.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 266293761 -
Gray Television, Inc.