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Dorset's Roads Blighted By Potholes


7:02am 12th January 2014

In just 10 days more than 1,000 road problems have been reported in Dorset.

The issues, including potholes and blocked ditches, were reported to Dorset County Council's Highway Maintence team between the 1st and the 10th of January (2014).

Recent heavy rainfall is being blamed for most of the problems.

Andrew Martin, Head of Highway Operations has told Wessex FM that there are plenty of people trying to sort the reported issues, "The recent extreme weather has presented us with exceptional demand on our services but we have 35 teams currently deployed to address the numerous incidents and defects that have appeared in recent weeks, these include pothole repair, ditch clearing, high pressure drain clearance and gully emptying."

He continued, stating that they're moving as fast as possible, "We aim to repair potholes that present an immediate hazard to motorists within 32 hours and all other defects within 28 days. With the present number of reports we are doing our best to keep to this commitment."

To report a highways issue visit www.dorsetforyou.com/winter and click the report a problem link.

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