The estimated repair bill to fix Surrey’s roads and bridges has reached £6m. Torrential rain, strong winds and burst river banks over Christmas and the New Year prompted county council roads teams to work around the clock to clear hundreds of flooded roads and fallen trees.
Council roads inspectors assessing damage to roads, bridges, drainage, embankments and footpaths across the county gave early estimates that the clear-up would cost around £5 million. This has now gone up to £6 million. The eventual bill could be as much as £10m.
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Wednesday morning's weather for the east of the region
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