Emergency crews can fill more than 250 potholes a day

Emergency crews in Buckinghamshire, clearing up after the severe weather of the past two weeks are concentrating on filling potholes, with capacity for more than 250 a day.

244 fallen trees cleared in Bucks during stormy weather

Between the start of the severe weather on Monday December 23 until the end of last week:

  • 272 flooding sites visited: crews put up warning signs, cleared gullies of storm debris, and cleared flood water where possible.
  • 244 fallen trees and branches cleared: all fallen trees on roads cleared within two hours of call-out
  • During Christmas and New Year holidays, there was an average of four emergency response potholes reported. In the past four days (Mon-Thur 6-9 Jan), the average has been 51. These are attributable to the severe weather, particularly water on the roads and changes in temperature.

Reports of potholes rise from 4 to 52 a day

Crews fixing damaged roads in the county Credit: Buckinghamshire County Council

Emergency crews clearing up after the severe weather of the past two weeks are concentrating on filling potholes, with capacity for more than 250 a day.

Transport for Buckinghamshire operations hub has logged an increase in the number of emergency pothole reports following the stormy weather from an average four a day to 51 a day.

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