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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • As Winter Storm Approaches, MoDOT Reminds Motorists to Use Caution, Avoid

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  •  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.

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