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December 06, 2016 12:33 PM
Light Snow in Forecast Prompts Travel Reminders

JEFFERSON CITY – With snow flurries forecast for the mid-Missouri region tomorrow, the Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to be prepared for the possibility of slick roads.

MoDOT crews will carefully monitor road conditions and treat state-maintained bridges and overpasses as needed. Motorists should be aware that bridges and overpasses generally freeze first, so they should use caution, reduce speed and brake gently in these areas.

“Even a little precipitation can cause slippery roads, so drivers need to be alert and drive for the conditions,” said MoDOT Central District Maintenance Engineer Randy Aulbur. “While we’re not expecting a large accumulation of snow, it is the first time folks have experienced winter weather in mid-Missouri this year, so we encourage them to allow extra time for their travels and slow down if they encounter snowy roads.”

Aulbur also asked motorists to give snow plows plenty of room to do their work.

“We stand ready to get our plows out tomorrow if needed, and we ask drivers to give us plenty of room to do our job if we’re out plowing or treating,” Aulbur said.

Aulbur said this is a good time for drivers to prepare their vehicles for the winter season, as well as equip them with emergency kits.

MoDOT’s website at www.modot.org offers a variety of winter driving tips. In addition, drivers can check out the conditions of state highways before traveling by logging on to www.modot.org and viewing MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map. 

MoDOT also has a toll-free customer service line which is answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.   A customer service representative can be reached by calling 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).

 

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