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Road conditions in the region are leading to some slide offs on roads in the county.
At mid-morning, there had been one injury-related accident in Texas County today.
MoDOT and the Missouri State Highway Patrol urges caution when traveling.
Missouri Department of Transportation on Thursday afternoon urged drivers to be alert and reduce their speed as many roads are slicker than they might appear.
“Sleet and freezing rain, which can create black ice, will be a serious problem as precipitation moves across the state today,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT chief safety and operations officer. “Bridges and elevated surfaces are the first to ice over and should always be approached with caution, but even roads that might look clear can hide slippery conditions. Don’t be taken by surprise. Drivers should reduce speeds and anticipate slick road conditions both where you are and where you’re going.”
Precipitation is expected to move out of the state in the evening. MoDOT crews will continue around-the-clock operations until roads are in mostly clear condition. They will be monitoring for slick spots overnight. Please be cautious of road crews and emergency vehicles and give them room to work, it said.