Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire flooding potholes: Extra teams working

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Media captionA total of 850 potholes have been repaired in the past fortnight

An extra nine teams will be working to fix potholes caused by the recent severe flooding, a council has said.

Worcestershire County Council said it will have 23 gangs in total repairing damage over the next few weeks.

The council said it was spending about £700,000 from its existing highways budget to carry out the work.

In the last two weeks about 850 potholes have been repaired and that number "is expected to rise", a council statement said.

Councillor John Smith said: "We recognise that and how important it is to fix any problems as quickly as possible, which is why we've put extra teams in place."

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