2newcw11 thefan-am1090seattle-logo-fina2l

News

$5M In Federal Transportation Money For Snohomish Economic Recovery

View Comments
Crews work on Washington State Route 530 to clear debris from a mudslide on March 25, 2014 in Oso, Wash. (credit: Ted S. Warren-Pool/Getty Images)

Crews work on Washington State Route 530 to clear debris from a mudslide on March 25, 2014 in Oso, Wash. (credit: Ted S. Warren-Pool/Getty Images)

News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

SEATTLE (AP) — A regional council that coordinates the distribution of certain federal transportation dollars says $5 million in federal transportation money will be made available to support the economic recovery of the Stillaguamish valley communities hurt by the Oso mudslide.

The Puget Sound Regional Council says that money will be made available to Snohomish County, which will work with Darrington, Arlington and Oso to make transportation investments.

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick says it’s apparent that Darrington is going to need “ongoing support for its economic recovery.” Lovick calls this money “an important first step.”

The Washington state Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the March 22 mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,094 other followers