The U.S. Department of Transportation on Sept. 12 made $1 million in quick release emergency funds immediately available to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to repair roads and bridges damaged by floods from Hurricane Irene.
Continued rainfall and heavy winds from Hurricane Irene resulted in severe flooding and damage to roads and bridges in northern New Hampshire, primarily in and around the White Mountain National Forest.
NHDOT will use the funds to pay for work done to reopen critical roads, primarily along the Kancamagus Highway and at Sawyer Bridge. NHDOT has accelerated the work to reopen roads in time for the vital fall tourist season.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.