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Claims that BILLIONS of pounds must be spent to fix potholes

Motorist groups say emergency funding of £140 million, released by the government to tackle the south's pothole crisis, is just a fraction of the money needed.

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Funds for potholes 'just a fraction' of the money needed

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.

Potholes have appeared on our roads in the south, mainly due to the recent floods Credit: ITV Meridian

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