Motorists urged to contact council over potholes

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 January 2011

December's bad weather caused lots of new potholes to appear

December's bad weather caused lots of new potholes to appear

Archant

FOLLOWING the worst weather in December for more than 100 years, Somerset County Council is asking motorists to report any potholes they see.

After the recent big freeze, ice expanding has caused large numbers of potholes to spring up across the county, and the council is asking vigilant motorists to report any potholes that inspectors may have missed.

Councillor Harvey Siggs, the council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “The county council will not be reducing the pothole budget and is committed to repairing potholes as it always has.

“Despite the recent bad winters, Somerset’s roads are amongst the best in the country and during 2010 a record number of over 22,000 potholes were identified and repaired.”

Members of the public can report potholes by calling 0845 345 9155, or by visiting www.somerset.gov.uk

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