- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The amount of damage done to West Virginia’s roads by recent devastating floods has reached almost $55 million.

The state Division of Highways announced a revised road damage estimate Friday. The total is about $8 million higher than an estimate made by state officials on July 7, and about $19 million more than an initial estimate the week before that.

The damage spanned 17 counties. Kanawha County incurred the costliest damage at $15.6 million. Clay County was second-hardest hit with $12.8 million in damage to its roads.

Three bridges in Kanawha and Clay each, and bridges in Nicholas, Greenbrier and Fayette, were considered a total loss.

Greenbrier had 121 routes affected and Nicholas had the second most at 81.

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