A record 34,998 potholes have been filled on the East Riding’s roads so far in 2018.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s highways maintenance team has repaired more potholes in the first 10 months of this year than in any other full year on record.
It is more than double the amount of potholes repaired four years ago.
More potholes have appeared on the East Riding’s roads this year because of the long period of freezing weather the region experienced last winter, when the ‘Beast from the East’ descended on the country.
Potholes are caused by wet and cold conditions, when water seeping into cracks in the road surface or into the soil beneath freezes, expands, then thaws, weakening the structure of the road. Repairing them is a year-round operation for the council.
Councillor John Barrett said: “Although the team carries out regular inspections, we still need residents to report potholes to us, because our staff can’t be everywhere.
“Last year residents reported 3,700 potholes to us, which is only a fraction of the thousands we repaired, so please keep reporting them to us.”