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West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest’s Winner Is From Holland: Cody Overway

Cody Overway sits in West Michigan’s Worst Pothole, which is located in the 700 block of Lillian Street in Holland. (Photo: Cody Overway)

There are definitely some rim-rattling potholes to be found in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan.

It’s not difficult to find those stinkin’ tire-killers! Just go out and drive a little.

More than 140 entries from across Michigan were shared of what were believed the worst potholes around and entered for West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest, sponsored by Schneider Tire Outlet, Inc., of Marne.

After poring through those eye-opening entries, West Michigan’s Worst Pothole is found in Holland.

Cody Overway says he didn’t have to trek far to find West Michigan’s Worst Pothole.

He found it in front of his Holland home in the 700 block of Lillian Street.

Overway said:

That bad boy was actually in front of my house. I came home from work and there it was. A massive crater in the ground.”

For his photography and documenting efforts of the Lillian Street pothole (attention Holland Street Department), he wins a $500 cash prize from Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR, 97.9 ‘GRD Rocks, Channel 95.7, 100.5 The River and 1410 AM The Touch.

“I can’t believe I won,” Overway said.

It was tough selecting a winner, with many excellent entries for dastardly potholes.

Here were the other top entries in West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest:

This Grand Rapids pothole is found on 36th Street SE between Kalamazoo and Eastern avenues. (Photo: Andrew Stoddard)
This pothole is in Grand Rapids at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Richmond Street NW. (Photo: Jenni Kushion)
This Grand Rapids pothole is found at the intersection of Griggs Street SE and Engelwood Drive SE. (Photo: Lori Hotchkin)
This Paw Paw pothole is just north of the intersection of Red Arrow Highway and 39th Street. It got so big they had to close the road. (Photo: Peggy Lockwood)
This Wyoming pothole is found at 54th Street SE and Division Avenue across from the Wyoming Goodwill store, 5487 S. Division Ave. (Photo: Stacey Hilton)
This Grand Rapids pothole is at the intersection of Burton Street SW and Buchanan Street SW. (Photo: Jaden Walker)
This Grand Rapids pothole is at the intersection of Tamarack Avenue NW and 10th Street. (Photo: Theresa O’Brien)

In conjunction with West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest, Schneider Tire Outlet also awarded a $500 tire package to a lucky winner — Chad Klutman — via a contest through its Facebook page.

A slide show of some of the top entries in West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest, in case you didn’t get enough above:

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