Repair teams get ready for pothole fixes
Highways maintenance crews are poised to tackle an expected surge in potholes throughout the county in the wake of the severe storms and flooding.
New holes have appeared in many pavements, block paving and roads causing hazards to drivers.
Now Kent County highways crews – who cancelled holidays to repair damage caused by gale-force winds over the festive period – are preparing for more work.
It comes after the team dealt with a record number of jobs recently, with more than 1,500 calls about fallen trees in the flood’s aftermath.
David Brazier, Kent County Council cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “We are aware that many people suffered as a result of the severe weather.
“The extreme wet weather has caused potholes and we have geared up to tackle this, making permanent, first-time fixes as the first choice repair process.
“On occasion we will make a temporary repair until a permanent one can be programmed in.
“We are committed to repairing these within our service standard of 28 days.”
Potholes and other faults can be reported on the council’s highways site.
In emergencies residents should call 03000 41 81 81.