Two million pound cash injection could benefit Exmouth and East Devon roads

ROADS and pavements in Exmouth and its surrounding areas, which were battered by severe winter weather, could be set to benefit from a �2million cash injection.

ROADS and pavements in Exmouth and its surrounding areas, which were battered by severe winter weather, could be set to benefit from a �2million cash injection.

Devon County Council's (DCC) executive board agreed last Thursday to stump up additional funding to tackle potholes and other "safety defects" across the region after a season of "extreme" flooding, snow and freezing temperatures.

"Freak" conditions have left the authority with an estimated �11million repair bill.

A DCC spokesman said: "More than �3million of repairs have been carried out on some of the immediate damage, and that is on top of �700,000 on additional salting, but a further �2 million is also needed to prevent increased costs in future."

Formal submissions for funding to help with the extra expense will be issued to Government- but there is no guarantee of receiving financial help.

Devon's 8,000-mile road network is the largest of any local highway authority.