Winter warning and water main break causes caution on the road

3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago Sunday, December 15 2019 Dec 15, 2019 Sunday, December 15, 2019 9:14:00 AM CST December 15, 2019 in News
By: Naomi Klinge, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - A water main break Sunday morning froze over the road, causing a traffic hazard in Boone County. 

Boone County Joint Commissioner said it happened at Audubon Drive and Shepard Boulevard, and said to avoid the area if possible. 

This comes after the Boone County Office of Emergency Management issued a winter storm morning, effective until Monday night. 

The Live Doppler 8 First Alert Weather Team is expecting 4-7 inches of snow with localized snow bands of up to 9 inches possible for most of the area. Snow will be moderate to heavy at times and visibility will reduced. 

The office recommends anyone traveling to start with a full tank of gas and travel with a winter storm kit in case you get stuck. 

Multiple law enforcement agencies and other officials have recommended people stay off the roads and avoid traveling today if they can.

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