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Pothole teams in Wiltshire work 'round clock'

Pothole repair teams in Wiltshire are working around-the-clock to repair the roads damaged by the recent cold weather.

Some roads have been more seriously damaged and longer stretches will have to be completely resurfaced.

Wiltshire Council says the damage has occurred because of the wet weather in November followed by snowfalls.

A council spokesman said up to 80 people would be working for the next fortnight to deal with the repairs.

"We are prioritising the most serious ones, and would ask people to bear this in mind when calling in," Councillor Dick Tonge said.

"Through the weekend and into next week this process we will be repeated on A and B roads and then minor roads.

"Potholes will be filled as they are found. There is likely to be between 60 and 80 people working on this over the next couple of weeks."

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