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The number of potholes reported are down but that could all change as flood water subsides

thegazette@jpress.co.uk

thegazette@jpress.co.uk

The number of potholes in the county reported to road fixers so far this year are down compared to the same period in 2013.

But highways contractor for Herts County Council - Ringway - expect all that to change once flood water has subsided

Divisional manager Matthew Kelley said: “Since the beginning of the year, the number of pothole related public enquiries received has reduced by 30 per cent compared to last year.

“Our current priority is focused on managing the flood water and fallen trees as a result of the extreme weather conditions in the past month.

“We are anticipating that there will be an increase in potholes and damage to the road once the water subsides due to the detrimental effects of the exceptional volume of standing water on the road surface.”

This part of the country spent the beginning of last year under a blanket of snow and the freezing conditions took a toll on the county’s roads with water running into cracks and then expanding when it froze.

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