More than 300 potholes are being repaired every week in Staffordshire following weeks of severe wintry weather.
In February, Staffordshire County Council said £500,000 would be spent on helping to clear the backlog of weather related potholes and defects.
3,500 potholes have been repared since the start of the year.
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Mainly dry with clear spells but possibly one or two light showers near coasts overnight, remaining largely dry on Sunday.