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Bill to Fix Flood Potholes Could be £7m

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:00am 7th January 2013.

Pirate FM has learnt Cornwall's floods could have caused more than £7m of damage to our roads.

Officials say they are still checking potholes caused by the downpours of November and December.

But they already know government money to help repair them will not be enough.

More than a hundred homes were hit by flooding, but attention is now turning to the long term effects on the Duchy's roads.

Pirate FM listeners have told us of pot holes measuring up to 2m across.

Some say their cars are being damaged and they fear lives could be put at risk.

Bert Biscoe is in charge of transport at Cornwall Council. He said: "We've had very, very bad weather. We've had two bouts of it but we've got the resources we've got and we're dealing with it as best and as quickly as we can. But there will be hazards and we would ask people to be as vigilant as they normally are when they're driving their motorcars.

"We are at quite a critical moment in terms of whether we've got enough money available in the budget to deal with our road maintenance responsibilities. But I can assure you that our first priority is going to be the safety of everybody on the roads."

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