Torrents Bring Millions of Federal Relief Dollars to OH

Heavy spring rains, which set Ohio on its way to the wettest year ever, also eroded slopes, spawned hill slides. The torrents could result in about $150 million in emergency relief to help the state repair roads and bridges.

Ohio will receive a first installment of $14.9 million as part of $215 million doled out nationwide under the U.S. Department of Transportation's emergency relief program. Some $4 million for repairs will come to 18 sites in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties, Ohio Department of Transportation officials said this week.

(More on Ohio's road restoration efforts . . . )