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Copeland manhole needs emergency fix



It’s not a pothole that needs fixing in north La Crosse. It’s a sinkhole. 

Monday, the city’s board of public works approved emergency repairs at the intersection of Copeland and Gould streets, near the overhead. 

Utility manager Bernie Lenz said the manhole at the intersection failed, leading to a collapse of the road in that area. 

The manhole reportedly dates back to 1909. 

According to city records, the cost of the repair work is estimated at $43,000.   

Lenz said high groundwater during the recent flooding has pushed up on some manholes throughout La Crosse. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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