North Alabama roads ravaged by recent freezes

Officials say snow and freezing weather a few weeks ago ravaged DeKalb County roads.

Old Jackson Road

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) - Officials say snow and freezing weather
a few weeks ago ravaged DeKalb County roads.

Road Department Supervisor Tom Broyles told the DeKalb County
Commission Tuesday that more than 200 roads totaling about 150
miles suffered freeze damage.

The Fort Payne Times-Journal reports that Broyles told the
commission the roads need to be plowed up and redone, but the
county doesn't have the necessary resources to fix the problems.

He said the county really needs federal disaster relief money.

DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Leath
said survey work was done and about $7 million in projects was sent
to FEMA.

Leath said the damage is widespread, and many counties in
Alabama reported significant weather damage to roads.


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