A $2 million emergency relief U.S. Department of Transportation grant was awarded to Nevada after last winter’s storms had a major impact on roadways.

The Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief program provided the funds to repair federal-aid roads and highways which are located on federal land that suffered serious damage from natural disasters and catastrophic failures.

The grant will help repair roads not only in Mineral County but also in Carson City; Churchill; Douglas; Elko; Eureka; Humboldt; Lander; Lyon; Pershing; Storey; Washoe and White Pine counties due to the January 2017 severe atmospheric river storm event.

Nevada U.S. Representative Ruben Kihuen stated, “The powerful winter storm that hit Nevada earlier this year caused serious and widespread damage across the northwest portion of the state. It’s vital that Nevada receives the resources we need to make a full recovery from natural disasters like this, so I am thankful that the Department of Transportation has granted these funds to repair highways and make sure infrastructure in this region is functional and traversable.”