Leaking water washes away roadway

Posted at 10:48 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 22:48:57-05

What started with a small water leak has turned into a big headache for residents and workers in southwest Detroit.

Employees tell 7 Action News the issued started two years ago when the hydrant on south Green Street began leaking. 

They say they reported it, but the problem went ignored. Before long, a section of the roadway eroded, making driving dangerous.

"We transport hazardous maters and these tanks are almost tipping over. We've had school buses get stuck." one employee told 7 Action News.

Last week, the gaping hole was filled in with gravel, but it didn't solve the problem because the water was still leaking.  Now the road is nearly impassable again.

Action News contacted the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

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