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County's blitz on worst potholes

More than 3,600 potholes in Gloucestershire, which were mainly caused by February's freezing weather, have been filled in six weeks.

After the period of sub-zero temperatures, Gloucestershire Highways engineers prioritised the most serious defects on the county's busiest roads.

The council said it hoped now the worst holes were filled it could concentrate on minor and residential roads.

"The harsh weather had a huge effect on our roads," a council spokesman said.

"The past couple of months have been very challenging.

"We are doing our best to respond to as many reported problems as we can and I appreciate in the meantime that it can be frustrating for some motorists and residents.

"From next month, we should be able to get back to our normal programme of inspections and I would urge people to continue reporting any problems they come across on the roads."

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