Another round of wintery weather will move into the state overnight, bringing accumulating snow to roads that are expected to refreeze in bitterly cold temperatures, according to a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Snow is expected to move into the state in the early morning hours and continue throughout the day Wednesday. Snow totals of from 1 to 2 inches are forecast for the I-70 corridor with up to 5 inches possible along the I-44 corridor and the southern part of the state.
MoDOT warns drivers to use caution on the Wednesday morning commute. If possible, stay off the roads until the snow has stopped falling.
MoDOT further warned that chemicals used to treat the roads lose their effectiveness in the bitterly cold temperatures that are expected to remain through Wednesday.
“Any thawing that occurs during daylight hours will likely refreeze overnight causing patches of black ice and slippery road conditions, particularly on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses,” MoDOT predicted.
Drivers are urged to use caution, watch out for snowplows and give them plenty of room to work.
Drivers are urged to check road conditions on the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org, or through MoDOT’s smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android phones. Road conditions and warnings are also posted to MoDOT’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Drivers also can call 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.