Motoring groups say emergency funding released by the government to tackle the south's pothole crisis is just a fraction of the money needed.
A pothole repair fund of £140 million is to be shared by councils across England.
But there are claims that the sum needed to repair our flood-damaged roads is £10 billion.
If that is right, the vast majority of the region's potholes are unlikely to be repaired for at least a year.
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