Sinkhole open up in City Hall parking lot

Photo courtesy of Charity B. Smith. Employees of Quint Plumbing and Heating investigate a sinkhole in the parking lot of Wyandotte City Hall and Chase Bank and work to correct the problem.

Photo courtesy of Charity B. Smith. Employees of Quint Plumbing and Heating investigate a sinkhole in the parking lot of Wyandotte City Hall and Chase Bank and work to correct the problem.

By CHARITY B. SMITH
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE — Municipal Services is investigating a sinkhole in the parking lot of City Hall/Chase Bank, that could put residents and workers at risk should it cave in.

“It’s creating a void under the surface of the parking lot,” Assistant City Engineer Greg Mayhew said. He estimates there might be a connection between the old storm line on Second Street and the problem arising in the parking lot.

In order to solve the problem workers have dug a trench about 10 feet long, 2 feet wide and 4 feet deep in the boulevard that divides the parking area. Mayhew said he hopes the investigation “only takes a couple of days.”

(Charity B. Smith can be reached at charitybsmith@yahoo.com.)

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