RIO ARRIBA (KRQE) – The federal government is giving the state more money to repair and rebuild roads damaged by storms last summer.
A rare tornado struck Rio Arriba County and record floods ripped apart roads in southeast counties.
The feds agreed to allocate more than $8.5 million to fix those roads. But now, the federal government is adding to that amount.
U.S. senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that about $63 million are being sent to Eddy County.
They say it’s imperative roads are improved there for oil field workers and WIPP.