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Funding call for pothole repairs in Hull

Pothole
The council has repaired more than 1,000 potholes since January

Hull City Council is calling for government funding to tackle potholes on the city's roads caused by the recent cold weather.

The council said it had already repaired 1,417 potholes at a cost of £56 each since January.

It said the maintenance was putting a "major pressure on its budget" and that local taxpayers should not have to foot the full bill.

A pothole repair team set up by the council has been carrying out repairs.

Councillor Mike Ross, who has responsibility for highways, said: "Pothole damage to Hull's roads could have been much worse had we not set up a pothole intervention team.

"However the exceptional winter weather has taken its toll to the extent that local taxpayers alone shouldn't shoulder the burden."



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