It could take up to 12 years to clear the backlog of repairs to Welsh roads. That's according to the annual road maintenance survey ALARM.
It found almost 150,000 potholes were filled here last year. And with each pothole costing an average of £52 to fill, the cost to local authorities exceeded £7.5million.
Ian Lang has been speaking to motorists in Colwyn Bay.
The Welsh Local Government Association, which represents Wales' 22 councils, says "significant damage" has been done to roads due to recent extreme weather - but there has been a funding boost to road repairs.
John Bullock, from the Asphalt Industry Alliance, told ITV News that many of Wales's roads have reached the end of their serviceable life.
Record rainfall over the winter months has left Welsh councils facing a road maintenance backlog that could take 12 years to clear, according to the latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey.
It found that more than 148,000 potholes had been filled in Wales, but the adverse winter weather had counteracted much of that work.
The survey revealed that each local authority in Wales was facing an average budget shortfall of £2.85m, with 35 per cent of the budget being used on reacting to road maintenance problems.
Around 80 per cent of the councils that responded to the survey said they were facing 'unforeseen costs' and it would cost an estimated £20m for each local authority to 'catch-up' on its road maintenance programme.
Welsh councils face a combined shortfall of £2m from their budgets for repairing roads, according to figures released today.
The report shows that in 2012:
- 156,000 potholes were filled
- £7.4 million was spent filling potholes
- £1.8 million was paid in compensation claims to road users
- 2,750 days of staff time was spent working on damage claims
Welsh councils paid £1.8 million pounds out in compensation claims for road users last year.
The annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey says two thirds of roads were badly affected by flooding in 2012.
Between them, councils in Wales filled nearly 160,000 potholes.
A470 both ways closed due to flooding between A493 and A494, Gwynedd to Dolgellau**
A487 closed due to flooding at A493 in Machynlleth. Dyfi bridge is closed due to flooding. Delays expected as motorists seek alternative routes.
The icy conditions are causing problems across parts of the country, with the Met Office issuing a 'be aware"'warning for Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and Wrexham.
There are problems on some roads in Denbighshire and Powys. South Wales Police urge caution in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr.
The Prime Minister's plans to offer private investors control of roads affect England only but could still have a significant impact on Wales, particularly if any transfer to the private sector meant a cut in the total amount spent on UK roads. Here's what the Welsh Government is saying: