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Flint City plans to fix large sinkhole in local neighborhood

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(04/07/14) - A huge sinkhole in Flint is getting bigger - and so is the bill to fix it.

The hole at Dupont and Bagley Streets was described as a divot a week ago. Now, it's 6 feet wide.

Brittney Lewis and her sister say the growing sinkhole is just steps away from their Flint home near the intersection of Dupont and Bagley Streets.

"It's real big now, scary," Lewis said. "I'm nervous about the kids running back and forth across the street and they might fall down. That's why I tell my little sister, just stay up here by the driveway and the cars." 

"The school buses. They mostly come down right there. It makes me nervous," said Sterlisha Alexander, who lives across the street from the sinkhole.

While some residents are worried, others have met the situation with a sense of humor and trust Flint will fix it.

"Michigan has brought a little bit of Florida to us and we have our own sinkhole. Flint's trying, but it's going to take some time," said Terry Schlosser, who lives in the neighborhood with the sinkhole.

It may not take as long as some probably think. The City of Flint already has plans in place to work on the hole, but it could cost $30,000.

"This is probably one of the roughest winters we've experienced inside the city of Flint and we have yet to see what kind of damage has been done, but the damage is really financial damage because we have to come up with the resources to repair these types of things," said Sheldon Neeley, city councilman of the sixth ward. "Safety is a high priority and we're going to make sure all the resources are going to be available to make sure that safety is going to be maintained inside the city of Flint."

Crews are expected to be out there this week to assess the problem and determine how they will fix it.

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