Motorists advised to plan ahead,
use caution during post-holiday travels
JEFFERSON CITY – A wet, wintry mix is expected to impact motorists’ commutes starting Wednesday morning and lasting throughout the day and into the evening. According to the National Weather Service, from mid-Missouri north to the Iowa state line motorists can expect up to two inches of a snowy mix with slushy conditions while areas in the southern half of the state may see a mix of rain and snow.
The Missouri Department of Transportation urges all drivers to be prepared for changing road conditions in their current location as well as their final destination, especially as many are traveling for the holidays. Motorists should use extra caution during and after the precipitation: leave early and slow down for the conditions, buckle up and avoid distractions. Be especially cautious on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.
MoDOT will continue to monitor the forecast and road conditions for updates and will have crews clearing roadways as conditions warrant. If you encounter a snowplow on the road, always give crews room to work. Do not tailgate or try to pass. Snowplow operators are reacting to the road ahead of them with a very limited field of vision. You may see them, but they may not see you.
Missouri road conditions are available 24/7 on the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org, or through MoDOT’s smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android phones. You can also find road conditions and warnings by following MoDOT on Facebook and X (Twitter) or by calling 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative.