5:49 pm, Wed 13 Feb 2013
'A third of drivers' in Wales report damage to their cars
It's a familiar tale at this time of year and it seems potholes are still causing problems. New figures from the AA show a third of drivers in Wales report damage to their cars.
After last month's snow the surface on some roads is getting worse, with many councils struggling to fix the damage.
David Wood reports.
4:06 pm, Wed 13 Feb 2013
Council takes to the roads filling potholes
Andrew Loosemore, from the Vale of Glamorgan Council, talks to ITV News about tackling potholes in the region.
8:15 am, Wed 13 Feb 2013
Potholes are 'a national embarrassment'
The fact that one-third of our members have had their car damaged by potholes is a damning indictment of the state of our roads - they're a national embarrassment.
More broadly, it doesn't reflect well on the standing of our nation in the eyes of tourists and indeed foreign investors. A decent road infrastructure must be a minimum requirement for a progressive 21st century country.
– Edmund King, AA president
8:00 am, Wed 13 Feb 2013
Potholes damaged 'a third of vehicles'
Potholes have been made worse due to the cold snap followed by wet weather.
Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Almost a third of people in Wales who were surveyed by AA have had their vehicles damaged because of potholes.
The breakdown company says the problem has been worse this year due to the cold snap followed by wet weather.
Potholes form as water freezes and expands in cracks in the road surface. Passing traffic opens up the damaged road surface and rain washes out loose material, deepening it further.
The results show that tyres and wheels bear the brunt of the impact with 11 per cent of people surveyed reporting a damaged tyre and four per cent sustaining damage to both tyre and wheel.
On average, AA says it costs the councils in Wales £35 to fill one pothole but in the UK millions of pounds are paid out every year in compensation claims.