If they've been repaired like many of those near me, the 'repair' is a shovelful of tarmac and a firm treading - comes out in days. Do feel a bit sorry for the councils, though, as the task is enormous (would have been less if the roads had been in a good state before the severe frosts, however!).
Where I live there are definitely more pot holes than ever, which is due to the winter weather. What do people expect of council’s? A quote from the article: “Potholes in need of urgent attention are being repaired within 24 hours of being identified or reported, regardless of their location, Kirklees Council said yesterday.” What more can they do? To me, there seems to be a dislike of local authorities so that it wouldn’t matter what they did, it wouldn’t be good enough.
I live just round the corner from the place mentioned in the article and can confirm that the roads are that bad. In fact the main Wakefield road is pretty bad as well as there is huge hole in quite a busy part of it.