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Michigan seeks 'Road Watchers' in western portion of state

The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking "Road Watchers" to report on winter highway conditions in western Michigan.

The agency is seeking people in a 13-county region to participate in periodic surveys measuring winter highway conditions during the 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. commuting period.

The roadways include Interstate 96 in Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent and Ionia counties as well as I-196 in Allegan, Ottawa and Kent counties.

Portions of U.S. highways 31 and 131 will be monitored as part of the effort as well as Michigan highways 6 and 37.

MDOT compiles the survey results to track winter highway conditions with the goal of improving winter maintenance and response time.

Surveys are done online.

"Road Watchers" also are being sought for other parts of the state.

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