Governor of MI declares state of emergency for massive sinkhole

The row of homes most affected and evacuated were at the corner of 15 Mile and Eberlein.

On Monday, sewage had been pumped into the Clinton River to prevent flooding in the area.

Residents in the Kings Forest Condominium complex on 15 Mile between Utica and Hayes in Fraser are faced with the challenge of finding new ways to get in and out of their complex after a sinkhole began on the eve of Christmas. Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon told WWJ-AM that they hoped to avoid the sewage discharge into the river, but viewed it as a necessary move.

Nichols who says another community meeting has been scheduled for January 9th at 6 p.m. inside of Fraser City Hall.

Power and gas have been shut off in the area as engineers redirect sewage into the Clinton River after rainfall threatened to send it cascading into basements.

City workers called Consumers Energy this morning saying they thought they'd hit the line, and other people nearby have also reported a gas leak.

One family says it's not the first time a sinkhole has disrupted their lives. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

The sinkhole discovered the morning of December 24 has been gradually pulling down the front of a house at 15 Mile and Eberlein.

On Christmas Day, crews were still working on repairs to 15 Mile near Hayes.