Vermont getting $500K for flood-damaged roads

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is getting $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for emergency repairs to flood-damaged roads.

The state experienced flooding and rapid runoff as the result of heavy rain and snowmelt on April 15-16 and April 19-20. The damage occurred in Windham, Bennington, Windsor, Rutland, Orange, Washington, Caledonia and Essex counties.

Damage assessments are still underway for other federal-aid highways.

The department said Wednesday the funds will pay for short-term repairs while the state continues to assess long-term repairs, expected at more than $2 million.

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