Workmen out in force repairing Cambridgeshire potholes
MORE than 3,000 potholes have been repaired across Cambridgeshire so far this year after unprecedented levels of damage.Cambridgeshire County Council workmen are out in force across the county repairing even more holes caused by the prolonged cold weat
MORE than 3,000 potholes have been repaired across Cambridgeshire so far this year after "unprecedented" levels of damage.
Cambridgeshire County Council workmen are out in force across the county repairing even more holes caused by the prolonged cold weather throughout the winter.
A council spokesman said: "Highways chiefs have diverted all available resources to the problems and currently have repair gangs of up to four men each out on a daily basis carrying out repairs.
"In South Cambridge seven gangs have been operating; in East Cambs and Fenland nine gangs are working and in Huntingdon six gangs have been repairing pot holes."
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Pot holes have been reported through the county council's website and telephone contact centre. In one week, the council received 476 reports of potholes.
The council's service director for highways and access, Mark Kemp, said: "We are trying to make as many permanent repairs as we can, but the continuing cold and wet weather means that some will not last as long as we would like.
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"Where we have failures we will have to go back and do a permanent repair and may need to do more substantial work when the weather improves."
INFORMATION: The Hunts Post is asking people to nominate the county's worst roads for potholes. Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: Potholes debate, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TB. Potholes can be reported to the council online at https://forms.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/customer/servlet/ep.app?ut=X&type=259830 or by phoning 0345 0455212, 8am-8pm, Monday to Saturday.