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Wet July causes rise in pothole-related breakdowns, says AA

07 September 2023
 

Vehicle breakdowns caused by potholes rose by more than fifth, with a wet July causing a backlog in repairs, according to the AA.

More than 50,000 journeys were brought to a halt due to pothole-related damage, according to the AA Pothole Index analysis of breakdown data. This compares to 41,790 in July 2022.

The AA said councils normally use the dry summer months to fix roads ahead of winter. Unseasonably wet weather in July has hampered their progress.

“July’s rainfall caused more...

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