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Flooding, severe weather costs ODOT $2 million, costs expected to rise

Flooding, severe weather costs ODOT $2 million, costs expected to rise

NewsOK
by CARMEN FORMAN
Updated: Tue, June 4, 2019 1:17 AM

The severe weather and flooding that has rocked Oklahoma in recent weeks cost the Department of Transportation $2 million for emergency response efforts.

But state transportation officials anticipate that number will increase as the floodwaters recede and they can see the full extent of damage to Oklahoma roads and bridges.

“I’ve seen flood events like this that will go into the five or tens of millions of dollars,” Executive Director Tim Gatz said.

Gatz, who also serves as the state's Secretary of Transportation, updated the Oklahoma Transportation Commission on Monday about the agency’s response to the severe weather... FULL ARTICLE

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