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Flooded towns to get $2M in highway aid

November 8, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

ALBANY (AP) - U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say flood-damaged upstate New York towns will get $2 million in emergency funding to fix roads and highways.

The federal funding will be added to $5 million in state funding for highways that was previously announced.

The senators say the money will be used to repair roads, highways and bridges in 31 counties.

Tropical storms Irene and Lee destroyed and heavily damaged roads and highways from the Catskills to the Adirondacks, often washing away roadways.

Some of the communities hardest hit are still trying to recover from the late summer storms, which caused an estimated $1 billion in damage.



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