- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal transportation officials say $1 million will be used to start repairing roads throughout the Chattahoochee National Forest in north Georgia.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says in a statement that the routes are essential to residents and businesses in north Georgia and in neighboring Tennessee. The agency blames heavy rains in December for damage throughout the area, including limited access to the Lake Conasauga and Cohutta Wilderness trailheads and four landslides.

The money comes from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief fund, intended to repair highways and bridges damaged by natural disasters.

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