GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A water main broke underneath a Kent County road, causing the road to flood and buckle, and eventually cave in.
It happened Wednesday morning along Eastern Avenue SE between 32nd and 36th streets in Grand Rapids.
The hole was at least 18 feet wide and 6 feet deep.
The road was closed for many hours as crews repaired the damage.
The cast iron pipe that broke is more than a half-century old. A possible theory is Lake Michigan water got cold enough to cause the brittle pipe to break.
The City says this is the time of year when it starts to receive reports of water main breaks, with two or three a day.
Nearby Vista Charter Academy closed for the day and canceled all of its evening activities due to a water supply issue in the building.
11 fire departments from several counties were called out to a fire at an adult entertainment club Wednesday afternoon.
Holland police are searching for 28-year-old Mark Steven Randall Harris, who should be considered armed and dangerous.
Firefighters are battling a fire at a condominium complex in Kalamazoo Township.