Torrents Bring Millions of Federal Relief Dollars to OH

US DOT sends $14.9 million, first installment on what could add up to $150 million

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 . . . )