Vicious Pothole Prompts 20 Flat Tires

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A pothole on the 101 Freeway claimed at least 20 victims this weekend.

The mammoth fissure, located on the southbound Hollywood Freeway near East First Street, was reported Saturday night.

A SigAlert was issued around midnight, and it took repair crews about five hours to fix the hole, said CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.

"It's a large pothole which has now caused at least 20 vehicles to get flat tires, so we shut down the highway for repairs," said Kimball.

 
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