JEFFERSON CITY – Higher snow accumulation than previously forecast is expected today and the Missouri Department of Transportation warns motorists not to travel unless necessary as snow will cover most of the state.
According to the National Weather Service, snowfall totals could be as much as 10 inches in the St. Louis area and in parts of central and northeast Missouri. Isolated areas of the state could see even more snow.
The snow is expected to be heavy. Snow being thrown from the plows will be a hazard. Snowplows will be travelling at slower speeds when operating. If driving too fast, motorists may approach the plow quicker than they anticipated. Give snowplows room to
work; don’t tailgate or try to pass. Stay at least four car lengths back from snowplows and equipment.
To check road conditions including winter weather conditions and traffic speeds, please visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at
http://traveler.modot.org/map/. The map is also available as a free app for Apple and Android devices. Here are some additional safety tips:
MoDOT provides a 24-hour road conditions hotline via its customer service center. Commuters can speak to a live service representative at 888-ASK-MODOT.
For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org. To receive the latest statewide news and text alerts, signup for e-updates.
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