ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The feds are giving New Mexico $2 million to fix roads and bridges damaged by runoff and flooding from storms that began on Sept. 9.
The money comes through the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program. Additional funding is expected as permanent repairs are identified and costs estimated, according to a statement from Sen. Tom Udall's office.
Earlier this week the state's entire congressional delegation wrote letters to President Obama supporting state and tribal requests for disaster assistance related to the recent storms and to flooding rains in July.
Over the last 12 days floods washed out roads all over the New Mexico and opened a sinkhole in the median of Interstate 40 about 20 miles west of Albuquerque.
The current estimate for damage to roads and bridges is $9 million, but that amount is expected to rise as more assessments come in.
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