Councils facing 'perfect storm' over new pothole season

Motorists are being warned that they could face a record number of potholes after the nation's roads have been battered by a mixture of snow, ice, meltwater and heavy rain during another bitter winter.

Situation normal you may think. Well, this year's pothole season is likely to be exacerbated by cuts of up to 20 per cent in local authority road maintenance budgets.