A record-breaking number of potholes have been reported to Cambridgeshire County Council this year.

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In the week of April 27 alone, there was 261 new reports made, and with additional government funding, the council now has £6.3 million to repair potholes and keep the roads safe.

According to the council, depending on the size and location of the pothole, repair teams should deal with the issue between five days and 12 weeks after they are reported.

The council says the Cambridgeshire highways department inspectors are out on the roads every day indentifying potholes as part of a regular maintenance, with the council already having fixed 15,040 potholes across the county during this period.

The chairman of the county council’s highways and community infrastructure committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said: “It has been a challenging time for our crews, especially with the severe weather conditions.

Repairs to 1,339 pot holes across Cambridgeshire last week didnt include the pothole in Fenland that caught MP Steve Barclay.Repairs to 1,339 pot holes across Cambridgeshire last week didnt include the pothole in Fenland that caught MP Steve Barclay.

“We hope the weather is now going to improve and the teams are working flat out to deal with the number of potholes that have been reported to us.

“Our aim is always to keep our roads safe and we will look at every pothole that is reported to us and deal with it as quickly as possible.

“I would like to thank the people of Cambridgeshire for their patience and ask them to continue using our online reporting tool.”

The process of fixing potholes includes someone inspecting the area and marking them with paint, to prioritise repairs for areas that are most in need. According to the county council some potholes are fixed immediately, if they are considered a safety risk while others will be repaired as part of a programmed maintenance work.

To report a pothole visit https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk.