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Drifting Snow a Possibility as Snow Moves Out of Missouri

Posted: Mar 24, 2013 6:12 PM by Missouri Department of Transportation
Updated: Mar 24, 2013 6:14 PM

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Department of Transportation crews will plow and treat Missouri highways throughout the night, but MoDOT urges motorists to use caution as strong winds could push snow back onto roadways.

As of early evening on Sunday, March 24, road conditions vary greatly across the state. Missouri's busiest highways are partly covered to mostly clear, with the exception of the St. Louis area and the northeast corner of the state, where snow continues to fall. Light snow showers will continue across the state through Monday.

"Generally we anticipate road conditions to improve overnight, but motorists should still be very careful as they head to work on Monday," said Elizabeth Wright, MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer. "Strong, gusty winds will continue through Monday, and that means snow could drift back onto routes and recover areas we've already cleared."

Even on routes where driving lanes are clear, motorists should be aware that ramps and bridges may still need attention. Lettered and numbered routes with lower traffic volumes may remain partly covered through Monday, although crews have made at least one pass on all state routes.

Stay informed about Missouri road conditions by using MoDOT's Traveler Information Map, available online at www.modot.org or through the free new smartphone app. You can zoom in to a particular location, check live weather radar and view images from MoDOT's traffic cameras.

MoDOT also provides road conditions information through our Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak to one of our customer service representatives. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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