'West Midlands roads in crisis'
It's claimed that roads across the West Midlands are in a worse state than ever before.
The 18th Annual Local Authority Road Maintainance Survey was completed by 75 percent of council's across the UK. It found that in the West Midlands it would take 8 years to clear the backlog of potholes left by floods and harsh winter weather.
Each local authority would be left with a bill of more than 41 million pounds, adding up to well over 400 million for the whole region.
It's despite nearly 15 thousand potholes being filled in here in the last year.