Road collapses on South Seventh Street

The city of Marquette’s Department of Public Works was busy this morning with a large 15-foot sinkhole that formed on Seventh Street after a water main break. A 16-inch water main pipe, which is one of the largest the city has, most likely sheared, causing the sinkhole. “We are seeing this more and more with the frost receding,” Marquette Assistant City Manager Kyle Whitney said. “Crews are working right now to get the water out of the hole so we can see what we are dealing with.” Crews will be working for a few days to repair the sinkhole and reopen the road to through traffic, which is being rerouted as of this morning.