Eight states share $3.4M to improve weather information

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $3.4 million to eight states to improve safety and reduce congestion during bad weather. The funding will help support efforts to give transportation officials better, timely information about road conditions so they can respond accordingly, according to DOT.

Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Minnesota will receive the funds from DOT.