Sink hole on Montana

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  • Libby police officers block off part of Montana Avenue due to a sinkhole in an intersection, Tuesday in Libby. On scene, Mayor Brent Teske, right, said the sinkhole is probably due to a water main leak.

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    Mayor Brent Teske looks into a sinkhole on Montana Avenue while police officers block parts of the street, Tuesday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Libby police officers block off part of Montana Avenue due to a sinkhole in an intersection, Tuesday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

  • Libby police officers block off part of Montana Avenue due to a sinkhole in an intersection, Tuesday in Libby. On scene, Mayor Brent Teske, right, said the sinkhole is probably due to a water main leak.

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    Mayor Brent Teske looks into a sinkhole on Montana Avenue while police officers block parts of the street, Tuesday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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    Libby police officers block off part of Montana Avenue due to a sinkhole in an intersection, Tuesday in Libby. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

Part of Montana Avenue broke into a sinkhole roughly 3 feet wide Tuesday.

The hole has been repaired and filled in with gravel, said Jim Hammons, Libby city administrator.

The hole will be paved over later this summer, he said.

Hammons said the sink hole was caused by a water main leak.

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