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DeKalb Co. roads damaged from 2011 storms nearly repaired

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DEKALB CO., Ala. (WHNT) -- Many DeKalb County roads damaged from the 2011 storms are nearly complete.

DeKalb County officials say they've finished their portion of the road repairs."We have received grants from the state and FEMA to do this," County Commission President Ricky Harcrow says.

Harcrow says there were quite a few roads throughout the entire county that were damaged in the storms. "Damaged not only because of the rains and of course the tornado itself, but during the cleanup the trucks and machinery that were used damaged those same roads."

Some of the roads are partially redone, and some are completely redone in accordance with FEMA approval.

Harcrow says now that they have finished their portion of the repairs the contractors are left to do theirs.

He says it's been a long process. "Of course we never had to deal with it before, hopefully we'll never have to deal with it again," Harcrow says.

All that is left on the repairs is the final paving. County officials say they expect that to start as weather permits.