Vermont gets $3.2M to help repair storm damaged roads

The Associated Press

MONTPELIER (AP) -- Vermont’s congressional delegation says the state will be getting more than $3.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help repair highways damaged by a series of severe storms this spring and summer.

Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch say the Federal Highway Administration money for the Vermont Agency of Transportation is in addition to a $1 million emergency federal grant announced earlier this summer.

The money was awarded after President Barack Obama issued a formal disaster for a series of heavy rains and flash floods in Vermont that damaged roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.

Additional funds could still be coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help reimburse communities for repairs already made.