Travel advisory dampens New Year's travel
COLUMBIA - For the third time in a week, mid-Missouri got snow on Friday.
As people prepare to travel this weekend to celebrate the new year, the national weather service put out a travel advisory in effect until 1:00 a.m. Saturday.
The afternoon and evening hours brought freezing drizzle, which officials worry will cause ice to glaze over untreated roads.
Crews from Columbia and Boone County were treating roads for most of the day. Columbia Public Works sent plow crews out at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with a full replacement crew relieving them at 7:00 p.m.
The wet conditions are dampening New Year's plans for some.
"We were gonna go down to Silver Dollar City, me and the kids, but the weather really postponed that," Columbia driver John Borland said.
For others, it is just a slight setback.
Driver Greg Townsend said. "It's nothing to me, the weather ain't going to stop this."
Temperatures are predicted to fall overnight. If precipitation continues through midnight, additional salt treatment will be done on designated snow routes.