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Devon villagers petitioning for pot hole repairs

Pothole in lane in Dalwood
Petition signatories said the potholes had damaged vehicles

Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for urgent action to repair potholes in a Devon village caused by icy weather in January.

Some of the 300 signatories of the petition from Dalwood said they had suffered damaged vehicles as a result.

The pot holes were formed after water entered cracks in surfaces, expanded when it froze and broke the surface.

Devon County Council said it was dealing with a backlog of repairs after the coldest winter for 30 years.

Tracey Pearson of the Tuckers Arms pub, who organised the petition, said many customers, both villagers and visitors, had raised concerns about the state of the roads since the freeze.

Devon County Council said it was working to deal with the millions of pounds of damage that had been caused to Devon's 8,000 miles of road.

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