- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island is receiving more than $1 million from the federal government to pay for costs associated with a major storm last winter.

The state’s congressional delegation announced the federal disaster funding on Monday.

The money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is intended to reimburse the state’s Department of Transportation for the costs of keeping roads and highways cleared of snow and ice.

The February 2013 storm dumped 2 feet of snow on the state and knocked out power to more than 180,000 households and businesses.

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