The thaw is now almost complete, but it has left more problems behind – potholes and uncleared rubbish.
Some people in Brighton and Hove haven’t had their rubbish collected now since before Christmas.
Sarah Booker, who lives in Brighton, wrote on her blog: “Christmas and new year, followed by snow, has meant my street has not had a refuse or recycling collection since before Christmas. That’s 25 days!
“I have just called Brighton and Hove Council refuse collection department to be told we will have to wait until Monday. The consolation apparently is ‘some people will have to wait until Thursday’.”
Brighton and Hove City Council is sending out its rubbish collection crews tomorrow to try and catch up with some of the backlog, and will return to normal collections next week.
And it has already started repairing potholes it is aware of. After last February’s snow, the bill to repair the potholes cost £50,000.
Council leader Mary Mears, said: “It’s impossible to estimate how much repairs to the roads will cost following this spell of severe weather as we are uncovering more damage daily as the snow melts.
“However, we are hopeful that, due to the proactive work of the council’s highways team and contractors, we will be able to keep on top of this and it won’t become a huge issue.”
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