News Timmins is addressing the road conditions as potholes form SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Friday, Mar. 18th, 2016 Photo: Supplied by Steve Bain. The city is addressing the road conditions as the snow melts and the potholes form. A statement was released yesterday, saying the potholes are forming because of water weakening the soil underneath the pavement. Add heavy traffic to the mix, and the pavement breaks. No permanent solutions can be made until the weather warms up and asphalt plants open. However you can report any and all potholes to the city. Click here for the link.