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Council fills 220 potholes in one day

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Cumbria County Council has filled in 5,000 potholes since the start of the year.

A Cumbria Highways spokesman said: “We have already carried out a large number of repairs in every part of Cumbria.

“We aim to carry out permanent repairs at the first opportunity instead of doing patch-up jobs, where holes are filled temporarily and repaired permanently at a later date. But sometimes emergency repairs are necessary before permanent repairs are carried out.”

Figures for the number of holes filled in during January and February represent an average of 65 a day. That figure rose to more than 111 in early March.

The spokesman added: “Given the extended icy conditions we have had recently, fully repairing winter damage on our roads will take some time and represents an increased budget pressure for us but we are rising to the challenge.”

The highest number of potholes repaired in a single day was 220 on March 2 followed by 186 on February 21.

The county council has paid almost £1m in compensation over the last three years to motorists whose vehicles have been damaged by potholes.

 

 
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