Fears of pothole 'crisis'

Councils in Wales face a combined shortfall of £2 million in their road resurfacing budgets. 156,000 potholes were filled in across Wales last year, according to a survey of councils across England and Wales.

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Councils paid £1.8m compensation to road users in Wales in 2012

Councils paid 50% more in compensation than in 2011 Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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.

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