Councillor Keith Little told the county councils budget meeting repairs to Cumbria's roads caused by recent bad weather could hit £2 million.
Damage caused by last nights storm is still being assessed.
There were cheers in the chamber as he reminded Councillors the Prime Minister David Cameron promised 'money was no object' for repairs and said they're working with the Government to try and secure funding.
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