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Flood Costs Grow, But No Final Figure Yet

August 19, 2014

By Pat Batcheller




"We were estimating a half a million (dollars) just for that first 24 to 48 hours."

Diane Cross, MDOT spokesperson.

Governor Rick Snyder says last week’s flooding in Metro Detroit shows how badly Michigan needs to fix the roads. Heavy rain left some of the freeways underwater for almost two days. Diane Cross of the Michigan Department of Transportation says the state is still adding up the costs of cleaning up and repairing the flood damage. She spoke with WDET's Pat Batcheller. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

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