JEFFERSON CITY - It's snow time throughout the state. So, the Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding travelers there are a number of easy ways to get road condition information and avoid dangerous traveling situations.
First, there's MoDOT's Traveler Information Map. Located at http://www.modot.org/, the map gives drivers an up-to-the-minute view of road conditions for major Missouri highways. Conditions for major routes across the state are color-coded to give visitors the information they need at a glance.
The map shows road conditions for major Missouri cities, counties, MoDOT districts and other travel destinations. Individual routes can also be selected. A text report and links to road condition maps for surrounding states are also available.
Although the map is updated around the clock during winter events, road conditions can go from bad to worse in an instant. Drivers are urged to consult other informational sources before heading out in any questionable weather. Local television and radio stations provide information to supplement conditions reported on the map. Travelers can also call MoDOT's toll-free number, 888-ASK-MODOT, to get road condition information.
MoDOT also provides traffic information through Twitter. You can follow the department's tweets at www.modot.org/twitter. In addition, you can have transportation updates, including road condition reports, e-mailed to you. Sign up at www.modot.org/eupdate.
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