MoDOT is urging drivers to stay off the roads in northern Missouri

8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago Sunday, November 25 2018 Nov 25, 2018 Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:56:00 PM CST November 25, 2018 in News
By: Jack Lee, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to stay off the roads in Missouri, especially north of St. Joseph, as weather conditions worsen.

MoDOT has already closed I-29 from Mound City to the Iowa border due to whiteout conditions, and they say they are expecting more road closures.

In a press release, MoDOT urged drivers to stay home and avoid travelling during whiteout conditions, but provided the following tips for anyone who does have to drive:

  • Avoid travel in the northern part of the state. Take refuge in a safe place until the storm has passed.
  • If you must travel, allow extra time to arrive at your destination.
  • Wear your seat belt, and don’t drive distracted. Buckle Up Phone Down.
  • Don’t pass a snow plow and stay back six car lengths.
  • If you encounter car troubles or are involved in a crash, please remain in your vehicle.

KOMU 8 has been following the anticipated winter weather conditions and will continue updating with changes.

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