Councils in Nottinghamshire are being inundated with reports of potholes on roads in the county.
Around 90 calls are being made every day by motorists complaining of damage to the roads and in some cases, damage to their cars.
Nottinghamshire County Council has recorded tens of thousands of potholes since April 2012 - and expects the total figure to reach 32,443 by April 1st 2013.
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He demanded the money after placing a carrier bag containing what appeared to be a heavy object on the counter.
Closures will be in place on the Aston Expressway, Park Circus and Salford Circus. There will be some full weekend closures and diversions.
West Midlands Police have said specially trained police negotiators are speaking with the woman to try and talk her down to safety.