A massive pothole running almost 20 yards along a road has opened up outside the entrance to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
The crater runs continuously along the kerbside next to a bus stop in South Canterbury Road where people using the hospital get on and off.
It consists of crumbling tarmac, deep gouges and loose stones.
Lib Dem councillor Nick Eden-Green, who represents the Wincheap ward on Canterbury City Council, is astonished by it.
He told the Canterbury Journal: “This could be Canterbury’s biggest pothole. Perhaps we should start a competition for finding the worst one.
“What a fitting end for any sick or frail person going to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.”
Canterbury has been plagued by potholes over the winter, including on prominent routes such as Whitstable Road and the bottom of New Dover Road.
Kent County Council, as the roads authority, mends the holes when it is notified of them.
It has carried out numerous repair works across the city in the last few months.
Potholes which opened up along the A2 following the snow in March have also been repaired. Faversham and Mid-Kent MP Helen Whateley thanked Kent Highways for the work it does.
She said: “KCC is going to spend £8m this year blitzing potholes and repairing the damage our roads have suffered during the long, cold winter.
“The rest of Brenley Corner to be resurfaced in the next two months, too. Thank you.”
Workmen have patched up Tower Way off St Peter’s Place, which had been pitted and crumbling for much of the winter and was described as one of the worst roads in the whole city.
Earlier this month, the Canterbury Journal’s science writer Adam Harding explained why potholes appear, especially in winter.