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Vermont to get $500k from US to help pay for highway repairs

November 25, 2019 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be getting $500,000 to help repair roadways that were damaged in the Halloween storm.

The emergency funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation will assist in paying for repairs to damage on the federal highway system that occurred during the Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 storm.

The storm and flooding are estimated to have caused more than $5 million in damages to state, local, and federal roads in Vermont.

The state is still awaiting word on whether the state and communities in Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans and Washington counties will be awarded funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.