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Massive pothole in Timmins drawing a lot of attention online


A water main break is to blame for a massive pothole at the corner of a residential street in Timmins, a city spokesperson told

The enormous hole opened up on Hamelin Avenue right before the stop sign at MacLean Drive.

Massive pothole at corner of Hamelin and MacLean in Timmins was caused by a water main break the city says. April 1, 2024. (City of Timmins)

A woman named Joanne is credited for alerting the public works department to the hazard in a social media post by the city Monday.

"Temporary signage will be put up ahead of repairs," said the post, which received hundreds of shares and reactions.

"Watch for traffic cones and drive with caution."

Crews are on site Tuesday morning making the repair, Amanda Dyer, a spokesperson for the city, told CTV News in an email.

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