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Winter weather arrives again

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:31 pm

A wintry mix of rain, freezing drizzle and snow has arrived Tuesday afternoon in northeast Missouri and will continue through Thursday morning.  Drivers are encouraged to plan accordingly and stay informed on rapidly changing weather conditions.  A second wave is forecast to begin overnight and continue all day Wednesday.

“We are once again ready for this storm,” said Missouri Department of Transportation District Engineer Paula Gough. “Our region is expected to see a variety of precipitation during this time,” she added, “with some areas forecast to receive up to 6 inches of snow.”

Travel on Wednesday will likely be hazardous, affecting both the morning and evening commute.  Motorists are urged to use caution during the winter event, as conditions could change rapidly. Remember to always slow down, buckle up and put your phone down.  If you are involved in a crash or slide-off, the safest thing to do is to stay inside your vehicle with your seat belt on.

To check road conditions, go to 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.

Be in the know before you go!  Get emails about road work that’s happening on the roads or projects or counties you want by subscribing to MoDOT’s e-update service!  If you want to know about road closures via text, you can sign up for that service, as well!  Go to e-updates now!

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