But the pothole crisis has been solved for one council – by spotting them from space.
Blackpool Council says it is the first in the UK to use satellite image capturing to identify craters in the roads in seconds.
The high-tech scheme has so far filled 5,145 potholes and saved the council £1million in repair and manpower costs.
The technology detects the damage before using a colour-coding system to inform engineers what action to take.
Councillor Fred Jackson said: ‘Project Amber and the use … Read More »