POTHOLE repairs have cost drivers in Northumberland more than £1m since 2015.

Figures from the organisation Round Our Way revealed Northumberland County Council reported more than 38,000 potholes in 2023.

The council has also paid out £1,217,187 to motorists since 2015 for pothole-related repairs. 

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Round Our Way submitted a Freedom of Information request to each local council in the UK for data on how many potholes were reported each year in a five-year time frame from 2018-2023.

Northumberland County Council reported a total of 281,538 potholes over the five years.

Round Our Way stated potholes are at a five-year high across the UK and have grown significantly in the last year due in part to increased storms and floods.

Northumberland County Council was contacted for comment.