A SPECIALIST machine has been brought in to tackle potholes across Derbyshire as part of an £824,000 scheme.
The Jetpatcher kit uses a high velocity air stream to clear holes of any debris and water before laying and compacting new asphalt.
Just weeks ago, Derbyshire County Council agreed to spend £824,000 on potholes after reports of damage to roads rocketed to 1,000 a week.
Months of heavy rain, snow and ice hit the highways in 2012 and the early part of this year, prompting the move to tackle potholes across the county.
Deputy leader of the county council and cabinet member for highways and transport, Councillor Simon Spencer, said: ““We needed to act fast to reduce the growing backlog of repairs.
“That’s why we’re investing £824,000 to bring them back into a decent state-of-repair.”