NEMO Braces for Complex Storm System

From flooding to ice and snow, Northeast Missouri drivers will need to pay close attention to the storm system beginning today going through Sunday. Missouri Department of Transportation District Engineer Paula Gough says this is a complex weather system, and they are prepared for all facets.

Today’s heavy rains could give way to a wintry mix beginning late tonight into tomorrow morning and afternoon. Ice, sleet and freezing rain may precede the snowfall with snow accumulations of 1 to 6 inches across northeast Missouri. Gough says MoDOT crews have plans in place to be flexible depending on the nature of the precipitation. She indicated MoDOT plows would treat major roads first, then move on to the smaller roads.

Though the wintry weather should end by tomorrow night, motorists should be alert for refreezing overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning. Gough says, “Temperatures are expected to be in the lower teens, which can make for treacherous driving overnight into Sunday morning.” She suggests drivers plan ahead, drive slowly, be alert, and, as always, make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up and the driver not use a phone while driving.

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