$5M in federal transportation money for landslideApril 24, 2014 @ 11:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- A regional council that coordinates the distribution of certain federal transportation dollars says $5 million in federal transportation money will be made available to support the economic recovery of the Stillaguamish valley communities hurt by the Oso mudslide.
The Puget Sound Regional Council says that money will be made available to Snohomish County, which will work with Darrington, Arlington and Oso to make transportation investments.
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick says it's apparent that Darrington is going to need "ongoing support for its economic recovery." Lovick calls this money "an important first step."
The Washington state Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the March 22 mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Danny O'Neil says the Seahawks' win over the 49ers was nothing short of incredible
Find Christmas trees, Santa photos, and lights on the MyNorthwest Holiday Map
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.