Councils given £100m to repair winter-damaged roads

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Cars pass a deep potholed road in Gloucestershire, which along with most of the South West UK, needs attention and repair work after a year of heavy rainfall and recent flooding, creating potholes and debris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January, 6, 2013. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Cars pass a deep potholed road in Gloucestershire, which along with most of the South West UK, needs attention and repair work after a year of heavy rainfall and recent flooding, creating potholes and debris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January, 6, 2013. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

An extra £100m has been allocated to England's local councils in order to help fund road repairs in the wake of Storm Emma and the 'Beast from the East'.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling announced the extra funding, which will help patch up around two million potholes and help strengthen roads against future severe weather.