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|May 29, 2017|
Storm damage to state highways exceeds $400 million
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – As another round of storms take aim at California, 4,000 Caltrans workers are expediting repairs of roadways impacted by earlier storms and unstable soil.
There has been an estimated $401 million in storm damage to the state highway system at 190 locations, mostly in Northern California.
“Our roadways have been pounded this winter by the severe weather conditions,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Crews are mobilized across the state removing debris, repairing road damage, performing traffic control and assessing ongoing risks”, he said.
The winter storms have also affected rail and freight movement.
Caltrans anticipates additional highway closures with each succeeding storm.
Story Date: February 21, 2017