MoDOT Offers Safety Tips Ahead of the Winter Storm

A winter storm is coming and MoDOT is offering safety tips for motorists. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 3PM today through Midnight tomorrow night for Adair, Linn, Macon and Chariton Counties in Northeast Missouri. Forecasters say mixed precipitation may bookend the snow
both today and tomorrow. Some minor glazing of surfaces
will be possible in the afternoon and evening of both days.
Travel could be very difficult.

The Missouri Department of Transportation urges drivers to use caution if you have to travel and to allow extra time to reach your destination. Other safety tips include:

Wear your seat belt and don’t drive distracted.

If your wipers are on, keep your headlights on. It’s the law.

Stay at least six car lengths back from snowplows and equipment. Plowed snow can create a cloud that can blind drivers following too closely.

If you encounter car troubles or are involved in a crash, please remain in your vehicle.

To check road conditions, visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at traveler.modot.org/map/ The map is also available as a free app for Apple and Android devices. MoDOT also provides road condition information through its Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.