MoDOT is urging motorists to stay off roadways.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is encouraging motorists to refrain from travel if possible through Wednesday morning.

The major snowstorm traveling through the area is bringing accumulations of ice and blowing snow, making visibility extremely difficult.

If motorists must drive, they should do so with extreme caution. Travelers should allow for plenty of travel time, adjust their speed to fit the weather conditions and be sure to pack a travel emergency kit.

MoDOT crews will be out treating roadways with anti-icing products and plowing roadways. Motorists should give snowplows at least 100 feet of clearance and remember that a snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted.

MoDOT uses a priority system to determine which roadways are cleared first and get traffic moving as quickly as possible.

  • Priority 1: Highest traffic-volume roadways are cleared first, including interstates and other major routes.
  • Priority 2: Lower-volume, lettered or numbered routes are made passable to traffic and treated with salt at critical areas such as intersections, hills and curves.

You can check the condition of  routes using MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org/ . This map contains up-to-the minute updates on road and travel conditions.

 

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