MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is warning motorists to be on the lookout for moose crossing roadways this time of year.

Officials say it's breeding season for moose, so they are on the move and more likely to cross roads, particularly after dark or early in the morning.

State Game Warden Major George Scribner says drivers hit 57 moose on Vermont highways last year and 36 so far this year.

Among the highways that moose frequent are Route 105 from Island Pond to Bloomfield; Route 114 from East Burke to Canaan; Interstate 89 from Bolton to Montpelier; and Route 12 from Worcester to Elmore.

Officials say 19 people have died in vehicle collisions with moose on Vermont highways since 1985.

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