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Pot-hole misery

 
Created on 01/02/2018 @ 10:14
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A Welshpool councillor has urged residents to keep reporting the growing number of pot holes on the town’s roads as Powys County Council struggles to cope with winter damage.

County Councillor Graham Breeze said he had been inundated by complaints about conditions caused by frost and snow and said it was vital to keep reporting problems to the authority.

“We know that the weather conditions continue to have a detrimental impact on the conditions of roads and Welshpool is being affected as badly as other towns in Powys,” said the councillor.

“Roads are regularly inspected but it is important that members of the public continue to report all problems to the council’s highways team so that priorities can be drawn up to tackle the most urgent situations.

“Some of the pot holes have been particularly bad and I know that the department has moved quickly to carry out emergency repairs but we also have to consider that there may yet be more bad weather to come. And that will mean further damage.”

Powys County Council has purchased two new specialist machines for pothole repairs which will go into service this year.  These will help to speed up pothole repairs as well as improving the quality and durability of the work.

Any potholes that appear to be growing or are causing concern to residents should be reported to Powys County Council’s contact centre on 01597 827465 or online at www.powys.gov.uk.

PICTURE: One of the deepening holes on Brookfield Road.

 

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