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Tue October 8, 2013
Flooding Caused Nearly $20 Million In New Mexico Road Damage
New Mexico officials say recent flooding caused about $19.8 million in damage to roads.
In a briefing for a legislative panel on Tuesday, state Department of Transportation estimated it will cost about $13 million to repair state Route 159 in southwestern New Mexico.
Part of the road leading to the tiny community of Mogollon was destroyed last month after heavy rains caused flooding.
A department spokeswoman said reconstruction of two miles of the road near Mogollon will cost about $3 million and it will take $10 million to realign other parts of the road and deal with extensive erosion.
Bulldozers have created a temporary road only for local access by high clearance vehicles.
Damages totaled about $3 million to state Route 1 in Socorro County.
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