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Road Conditions Improve in Columbia, Still Slick at the Lake

Posted: Dec 9, 2013 8:29 AM by Lucas Geisler, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Dec 9, 2013 8:40 AM

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COLUMBIA - Conditions on Columbia's most-traveled roads improved Monday morning, according to MoDOT's Traveler Information Map. Columbia Public Works' trucks spent the morning salting roads like West Broadway, to make for a safe commute. Residential streets and parking lots remained covered in snow, however, causing slick conditions in those areas.

According to MoDOT, conditions improved throughout mid-Missouri since Sunday. MoDOT crews cleared highways throughout Cole County, and highways near the Lake of the Ozarks improved from "covered" to "partly covered." Many roads south of Highway 50, in towns such as Sedalia and Tipton, remained "partly covered."

"Roads with the highest traffic volumes are plowed or treated first," MoDOT said in regards to its plowing process. "Lettered and numbered routes with lower traffic volumes are plowed to allow for two-way traffic, with concentration on hills, curves, and intersections. Traffic on these roads may have more snow on them until the higher-volume roads are mostly clear."

To view the MoDOT traveler map, click here.

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