Sinkhole closes street in Whitehall

Full story: WZZM Grand Rapids

Whitehall - A sinkhole is disrupting traffic in downtown Whitehall. Our news partner, the White Lake Beacon, is reporting the 24" sinkhole is on Colby, which is also Business Route 31.
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bargain shopper

Kalamazoo, MI

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Feb 5, 2008
 
isn't that pothole? LOL!
bargain shopper

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Feb 5, 2008
 
oops!

a pothole
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Whitehall, MI

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Feb 5, 2008
 
bargain shopper wrote:
isn't that pothole? LOL!
Ha! That's the same thing I thought when I saw that picture. If a dinosaur will fit into it, it's a sinkhole.
Edward

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Feb 6, 2008
 
It is sad to see the roads falling apart in Michigan, but with a leader in Lansing like Grandholm, we can not expect anything any different. Once she is done destroying our state and moves on, we will be able to rebuild but it is going to cost the taxpayers.
Alfred

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Feb 6, 2008
 
Edward wrote:
It is sad to see the roads falling apart in Michigan, but with a leader in Lansing like Grandholm, we can not expect anything any different. Once she is done destroying our state and moves on, we will be able to rebuild but it is going to cost the taxpayers.
Your right Edward, she gets those redneck democrats in Whitehall to vote for her. It's wonder they even know what a pot hole is. Their afraid to even drive to muskegon.
Neko

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Feb 6, 2008
 
The difference between a pothole and a sinkhole is which government agency ends up paying to repair it....

Potholes are fixed by township property taxes.
(A simple shovel full of cold patch)

Sinkholes need Federal and State beauracracies....

Expensive studies and engineering... kickbacks from contractors..cost overruns... fancy catered meals and 5 star hotels for politicians and bigwigs from MDOT and the USDOT...

Somebody in Whitehall wants the rest of the nation to pony up millions for a new bridge!(And help the local motels and restruants make a profit at the taxpayers expense)

Let's name it after whichever politician gets an "earmark" to pay for it!
nonredneck

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Feb 6, 2008
 
Alfred wrote:
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Your right Edward, she gets those redneck democrats in Whitehall to vote for her. It's wonder they even know what a pot hole is. Their afraid to even drive to muskegon.
What do you call Republicans that live in Whitehall, that do drive to Muskegon!?
Alfred

Levering, MI

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Feb 6, 2008
 
nonredneck wrote:
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What do you call Republicans that live in Whitehall, that do drive to Muskegon!?
I know many people in whitehall, the only thing they know is each other.
As for being republicans ... they are sheltered.
their paw told them what to do.

“Hoping to see some good news”

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Feb 6, 2008
 
Well I think the "five foot void" underneath the "pothole" made it a "sinkhole" since it will open up and get worse.

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