So far this year, wintry scenes have been at a premium, but most Michiganders know that will change eventually. With concern over how to avoid a scene like the one above - on January 9, 2014 along I-94 in Galesburg, motorists want to know what authorities can do to avoid a repeat.

Sen. Margaret O'Brien (R-Kalamazoo) requested a collaborative study among experts to figure out if that stretch of I-94 is particularly prone to crashes.

Officials have repeatedly said no, but did offer some thoughts about what may help - aside from motorists slowing down in inclement conditions. MDOT engineer Brad Wiefrich, who oversees highway development for the department, was clear that the recommended changes either won't happen quickly or won't be cheap.

Hear what he had to say on The Richard Piet Show by clicking the player below.

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