With heavy snowfall expected in the Midlands before Christmas, councils are being warned to prepare for pothole repairs in their local areas.
But due to budget cuts, rural watchdog The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) say they are concerned about the safety of road users and are warning drivers to take care on country roads.
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Mostly dry and sunny, with the odd shower.
Sunny spells and a few showers Thursday.
Several cars have been submerged after a water main burst in the Black Country, turning a road into a river.