Thousands more potholes on Oxfordshire's roads

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Thousands more potholes are being repaired on Oxfordshire's roads than usual, according to a county council.

Oxfordshire County Council said it had dealt with about 8,000 more "road defects" during the current financial year than during an "average year".

By the end of March it expects to have repaired a total of about 32,000 defects since April 2012. In an average year it would fix about 24,000.

The council said recent heavy rain had "inevitably taken its toll" on roads.

For the current financial year, the council said about £14m had been budgeted for all highway maintenance work, including "defect repairs".

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