(From the Joplin Police Department)
Good Morning Joplin!! As we approach the 5 o'clock hour and you begin your day we would like to remind you of the current roadway conditions. MoDOT and Joplin Public Works have been out working all night long trying to get the slick spots removed from the roadway. They have done a WONDERFUL job, but please be prepared for some slick spots, especially on side streets.
Point to consider:
You cannot always see ice on the roadway.
Slow Down, increase your following distance and allow yourself more time to stop.
When going around corners make sure to slow prior to entering the turn.
Bridges are some of most likely places to remain iced over.
As always remember to buckle your seat belt. It is the number one way to reduce injury and prevent death in the event of a collision.