More than 6,500 potholes repaired after 'harsh winters', reports Wandworth Council
The shocking state of the borough's roads has been highlighted after Wandsworth Council admitted it has repaired more than 6,500 potholes in the last year.
In the 12 months, ending January 31 this year, a total of 6,561 potholes were repaired - equating to about 26 repairs per working day.
The local authority says harsh winters have a particularly detrimental effect on the condition of the 200 miles of roads across the borough.
Wandsworth's transport spokesman, Councillor Russell King, said: "The recent wintry conditions inevitably damage the roads, producing a short term increase in the number of potholes.
"Officers do their best to respond to reports of potholes in a timely fashion and are going round the entire borough making repairs."
The council announced recently that it has committed an additional £2m to its footway and carriageway repair programme - meaning that £6.2m will be invested in the programme in 2013/2014.
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