JEFFERSON CITY – As freezing rain, sleet and snow makes its way into
Missouri over the next 24 hours, the Missouri Department of Transportation
reminds motorists to use caution and avoid travel if possible.
The variety of winter precipitation expected means that roads could
become covered with snow and ice as this storm moves through the state.
MoDOT crews are prepared for the storm, with trucks and equipment mobilized
and ready to go. Once the winter weather starts, the department works
around the clock to plow and treat Missouri’s most traveled roads,
including interstates, U.S. highways, and other high traffic routes. MoDOT
will plow loose snow and treat hills, curves and intersections of
lower-traffic lettered and numbered routes as needed.
One of the smartest things motorists can do during a winter weather
event is stay safely at home, avoiding any unnecessary travel. Should you
attempt to travel, take your phone and winter survival supplies, including
blankets, extra clothing, and food. If you do become stranded, stay with
your vehicle and call 911.
Stay informed about Missouri road conditions by using MoDOT’s
Traveler Information Map, available online at www.modot.org or through the
new smartphone app. The map offers current views of road conditions for
Missouri interstates and highways. Conditions for these routes are
color-coded to give users the information they need at a glance. You can
zoom in to a particular location, check live weather radar and view images
from MoDOT’s traffic cameras and message boards.
Motorists can also call MoDOT's customer service center for road
conditions at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (888-275-6636). The toll-free phone line is
answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.