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Record pothole fix after Queensland deluge

Brisbane council workers repairing flood damage have filled a record 17,000 potholes in the past month.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has praised the mammoth effort following the February-March deluge which smashed roads and a significant number of other public assets.

“Heavy rain unfortunately has led to damage across our network of more than 5700 roads,” Cr Schrinner said on Saturday.

“However as soon as we’re made aware of pothole damage, we try and fix them.”

Since the severe weather event, crews had filled more than double what they would usually repair in a month.

In January 2011 more than 10,800 potholes were filled while on average council crews fill 6500 potholes each month.

“I want to thank our crews for their tireless efforts to keep our roads safe and for continuing to fix them throughout this week’s recent bout of wet weather,” Cnr Schrinner said.

He said many Brisbane residents had also played an important role by reporting the damage.

“Whether it’s through our call centre or via our text message service, Brisbane residents have been a massive help in fixing potholes,” he said.

“I urge everyone to stay vigilant when driving and to keep reporting them as soon as they appear so we can get a crew to the site as soon as possible.”

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