MoDOT Urges Extra Caution on Roads this Weekend
Another round of winter could hit Missouri this weekend and the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution on the road.
MoDOT says snow accumulations from 1 - 4 inches are expected in the northern half of the state with possible ice and freezing rain hitting portions in the south. The winter weather is forecast to begin late Friday night and continue through Sunday.
“The best advice we can give is to drive for conditions if you must travel,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT state maintenance engineer. “That means slow down and give yourself plenty of braking room between vehicles.”
Allmeroth also asked travelers to keep up with road conditions before deciding whether or not to head out.
“Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, or call our customer service number, before even leaving your house,” she said. “And keep up with your local forecasts before deciding whether the trip is worth it or not.”
Once on the road, MoDOT reminds travelers to be aware of unexpected changes in the weather and road conditions. Temperature changes can leave some parts of the road dry while others, like bridges and overpasses, may still be slick with ice.
MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map is located at modot.org. More information can also be found by calling the customer service number at, 1-888-275-6636.