Tuesday, December 31, 2013

MODOT issues winter weather advisory for Wednesday

(From MODOT)

MoDOT/Southwest: Winter Travel Advisory
New Year?s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1

Snow expected to fall beginning around noon in the northern portions of the Southwest District with snow moving from northwest to southeast during the afternoon and evening.

Weather Forecast: Snow is expected to fall in the southwest District beginning sometime around 2 p.m. in the Bates, Henry and Benton counties. The snow is expected to move from northwest to southeast throughout the afternoon into the evening. One to three inches is expected across the Southwest District into early Thursday morning. Windy conditions and blowing snow also are possible.

Road Clearing: MoDOT crews will be out ahead of the storm, pre-treating roads as necessary. Crews will work to keep roads drivable during the winter storm, hitting the busiest roads most often.

Travel Conditions: Roads may become covered with snow as the winter storm moves through Missouri from the northwest to the southeast. Roads will be slick in areas where snow is falling. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution when traveling.

Traveler Information Map: To find the most up-to-date road conditions in southwest Missouri and statewide, check MoDOT's Traveler Information Map.

More Winter Weather Driving Tips:
Buckle up.
Adjust your speed to conditions.
Stay at least 100 feet behind a truck plowing/salting the road.
Keep your windshield and other windows clear to help you see.
Be alert for road conditions that may change as you drive.
Don't tailgate.
Focus on driving and avoid distractions.
Allow for extra travel time.

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