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£2.9 million to repair potholes on Cumbria's roads

Councillor Keith Little says it would cost around £300m repair all the roads in the county Photo: PA

Cumbria has received almost £2.9 million from the Government to repair potholes across the county after damage caused by recent storms.

Extreme weather brought by the Beast from the East and Storm Emma has added to the 1,800 potholes already waiting to be repaired.

The funding is part of £100 million set aside by the Government to fund repairs to roads across England and protect them from further bad weather.

According to Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Keith Little, it would cost around £300m to solve all road-related problems in the county.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said:

People rely on good roads to get to work and to see friends or family.

"We have seen an unusually prolonged spell of freezing weather which has caused damage to our local roads.

"We are giving councils even more funding to help repair their roads so all road users can enjoy their journeys without having to dodge potholes."

– Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary