Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving West Virginia $2 million in emergency aid to repair roads and bridges damaged by this month's floods.
Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood said Monday the money will help pay for debris removal and allow the state to get repair contracts under way.
State highway officials say the damage to highways and bridges caused by flooding in six southern coalfield counties could hit $12 million.
The heaviest damage occurred in Mingo County.
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