Recent flooding causes est. $750,000 damage to Lyon Co. infrastructure

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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) Costly repairs are rising to the surface as flood waters continue to recede in Lyon County. 

Lyon County Emergency Management Director Jarrod Fell says recent flooding to Lyon County roads alone could cost more than $250,000 to fix. 

According to KVOE, about 50 miles of roads were damaged. 

Officials say during peak flooding, more than 50 roads and intersections had to be closed in Lyon County. 

Asst. Lyon County Engineer Jim Brull says making those repairs is going to be quite the process -- saying some roads were completely washed out. 

In addition to road woes, the City of Emporia said in a news release Monday night that flooding caused around $500,000 in damage to their Wastewater Treatment Plant and sanitary sewer network. 

Officials did not say specifically what type of damage occurred.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant was currently under renovations to comply with new Federal mandates.