The recent freezing temperatures have led to a jump in the number of potholes appearing on the region's roads. One website specialising in the recording of potholes says this has been its busiest month ever - with twice the number of hits of its previous record.
Potholes are not only costly to drivers. They can be dangerous to other road users, particularly those on two wheels. But councils say there's little they can do.
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