Six months after Tropical Storm Michael hit Virginia, 17 roads around the state are still in the process of being repaired.
Michael hit Virginia in mid-October, killing six people across the state and leaving behind millions of dollars of damage to personal and public property.
State road repairs have been “extensive” and are estimated to have cost $25 million, said Lindsay LeGrand, spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Crews have worked on fixing pipes and washed-out roads, which can cause sinkholes.
Tropical Storm Michael caused the most severe flood-related damage in the central part of the state and Southside.
In the Virginia Department of Transportation’s 14-county Fredericksburg district that includes the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, more than 100 state roads were closed after the storm.
Danville had about $2.9 million worth of infrastructure damage from the storm.
Currently, Pittsylvania County has six roads still under repair from the storm, the most of any locality in the state. Prince Edward, Cumberland, Westmoreland, King William and Chesterfield counties each have one road still getting fixed.
Northumberland County has two roads awaiting completion and Halifax County has four roads under repair.