Surrey

Surrey flood-damaged road repair bill hits £6m

The cost of repairing Surrey's roads and bridges after the winter flooding is expected to climb over £6m.

Surrey County Council said the cost of repairing Reigate's Flanchford Road bridge alone would be £800,000.

During the flooding the authority revealed it had taken more than 3,500 highways calls, with fire crews receiving another 2,000.

It had also carried out more than 70 safety inspections on bridges and embankments.

John Furey, county council cabinet member for highways, said: "We're still assessing the full cost of all the damage across Surrey, and the £6m figure is likely to rise significantly."

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