THE COUNCIL has said it filled in thousands of dangerous potholes during lockdown but will not say where.

Worcestershire County Council said it had utilised the drop in traffic over the last few months to fill more than 5,500 potholes and repair more than 6,000 defects on the roads but when pushed to provide the location of some of the potholes and repairs, the council refused.

With more people working from home and fewer using the car to commute to work, major routes throughout Worcester and the rest of the county have not been as busy as usual since March.

However, work did not stop for the council’s highways staff who continued to make sure roads were in good condition as cars started to return to roads with the lockdown easing.

During lockdown, the council’s highways team also resurfaced 3,500 square metres of road.

Cllr Alan Amos, cabinet member for highways at the county council, praised the “tremendous work” of staff who had never stopped throughout lockdown and told the council’s cabinet at meeting on Thursday (June 25) the effort was an “incredible achievement.”

The council said it had also emptied more than 9,000 gullies and cut more than 5,000 miles of verge.

Ringway, which carries out work on the roads for the county council, publishes updates of where staff will be resurfacing roads across the county every day.