Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Will Rogers Turnpike still closed, I-44 open from Springfield to Joplin

The latest update from MODOT:

Interstate 44 West/Oklahoma Will Rogers Turnpike remains closed due to winter road conditions.

I-44 has opened from Springfield to Exit 11, Joplin.

Motorists heading westbound must exit I-44 at Exit 11 (Route FF/32nd Street), Joplin.

The detour route for motorists heading west is: US 71 south to I-540/Arkansas, then west into Oklahoma on I-40 (heading to Oklahoma City) or US 412 (heading into Tulsa.) All routes are still considered snow packed

I-44 in Missouri remains closed from Exit 11, west to the Oklahoma state line.

MoDOT crews continue to work clearing the state roads, if you do have to travel plan ahead, take your time and know the road conditions by checking local news sources and the department's Traveler Information Map.

Located at, the map gives drivers an up-to-the-minute view of road conditions for major Missouri highways. Conditions for major routes across the state are color-coded to give visitors the information they need at a glance.

Travelers can also call MoDOT's toll-free number, 888-275-6636, to get road condition information.

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