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"Plague" of Potholes in Southwest

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6:01am 25th November 2011

Potholes are getting worse in the southwest.

An army of volunteers says they are up almost ten percent in a year. It means the average neighbourhood will have almost fourteen, slightly better than the national figure. The survey says another fourteen will have been fixed since the cold snap this time last year.

After the big freeze the government have Cornwall almost £5m to fill them.

Edmund King from the AA said that some routes just need replacing, "If roads are in poor condition you can have a sticking plaster solution, you can turn up every other week and fill in the potholes. But if the road is fundamentally worn out it needs a whole restructuring, otherwise you'll be paying out more money."

He revealed that, in some parts of the country, councils are paying out almost as much in compensation to motorists as they are fixing them.

The survey defined a pothole as being at least six inches in diameter and at least two inches deep.

If there is a pothole in your road in Cornwall you can report it to the council online here.

6:01am 25th November 2011

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