JEFFERSON CITY - MoDOT reported Saturday it is working to clear roads after a night of freezing rain and icy conditions. MoDOT predicts the icy conditions could continue well into the evening hours. MoDOT warns travelers to check local conditions and plan trips accordingly.
In Columbia, nearly all surface streets are ice-covered, particularly local and neighborhood streets. Police are responding to a few slide-off accidents, through those may be fewer than expected because very few drivers had ventured out of their homes.
Travel remains hazardous across Interstate 70 and US 63. US 54 from Jefferson City to Callaway is partly covered, according to MoDOT. Highway 94 east from Jefferson City is clear, though west of Jefferson City highway 50 remains ice-covered. South and east of the state capital, most roads are clear. To the west, most roads are covered especially north of Clinton and Warsaw.
North of I-70, all major roads are covered according to MoDOT, including US 24 through Moberly and Carrollton and US 36 through Macon and Chillicothe.
Motorists can check road conditions in their area by visiting http://traveler.modot.org/map/. MoDOT reminds drivers to wear a seat belt, give fellow drivers plenty of room, and allow extra time to reach destinations.