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Council repairs 47,000 potholes across Devon

More than 47,000 potholes have been repaired across Devon within two months, the county council has said.

Many of the potholes were formed during the winter. Water entered cracks in surfaces, expanded when it froze and broke the surface.

A new £7m programme of repairs is also under way. Part of its work will be to identify and repair more potholes.

The council is responsible for maintaining about 8,000 miles (12,900km) of highway.

As part of the £7m scheme, specialist repair teams were working to find, identify and permanently fix potholes, or carry out interim repairs on more minor roads, the council said.

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