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Crews tackle pothole issue across West Sussex
7:40am Thursday 14th February 2013 in News
Up to 1,250 potholes a week are being fixed by highways crews.
West Sussex County Council said it continues to do “everything it can” to fix the number of cracks and trenches formed over the winter months.
The local authority said problems have been worsened by the record levels of rainfall in recent months.
This acts as a lubricant which increases the rate of new potholes appearing while worsening existing ones.
Six dedicated gangs are currently touring the area as part of Operation Watershed, the local authority’s £8.25million programme to deal with issues caused by flooding.
Pieter Montyn, the council’s transport cabinet member, said: “We are doing everything we can as an authority to repair our roads and clear the backlog of potholes that have been reported to us.
“If you do spot a pothole, make sure you report it to us yourself.
“The more information you can give us the quicker we can deal with your concern.”
To report a pothole, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk or call 01243 642105.
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