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Around £700k ploughed into fixing potholes after floods

Around £700,000 has been ploughed into repairing thousands of potholes plaguing Worcestershire roads after the recent floods.

Thousands of potholes have been fixed in Worcestershire since the start of the year Credit: Danny Lawson/PA

So far this year, the team at the county's highways department has filled in around 6,400 potholes - though had to wait until the waters receded before they could tackle the most recent weather-damaged sections of road.

Last year, around 27,000 potholes were fixed by the county council - and leaders have now urged anyone who spots any damage on the roads to get in touch.

Hylton Road in Worcester at the height of the floods last month Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

Highways chief Councillor John Smith said:

Our teams have been working hard all year, with the pace accelerating a few weeks ago when the flood recovery work began.

Inspections and repairs have increased and this will continue as we fix the inevitable problems caused by the heavy rainfall and flooding we've experienced so far this year.

I'd like to say thank-you to everyone that's been in touch and reported any problems they spot. Please continue to let us know.

To report a problem, visit the council's highways page.