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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

January 06, 2014 03:28 PM
MoDOT/Southwest: Winter Travel Advisory
Monday Night into Tuesday Morning, Jan. 6-7

Sub-zero temperatures expected again Monday night. Warmer temperatures and sunny skies forecasted for Tuesday will aid in snow-clearing efforts. Drivers urged to continue to use caution and allow extra travel time especially during Tuesday morning rush hour.

Weather Forecast: Sub-zero temperatures are again forecasted for Monday night into Tuesday.  However, high temperatures are forecasted to rise into the upper 20s and lower 30s on Tuesday along with sunshine.

Road Clearing: Extreme cold temperatures on Monday and Monday night hampered crews' efforts to get all major roads back to clear condition. 

On Tuesday, MoDOT crews will first focus on clearing the most heavily traveled roads. 

Once major roads are cleared, crews will move to lesser-traveled roads and plow to remove as much snow and ice as possible.  They will spread abrasives on hills, curves and intersections to help with traction.

Travel Conditions: All state routes are passable.  However, drivers are urged to use caution and allow extra travel time until roads are clear. 

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:

  • Travel only if necessary.
  • 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 changing road conditions. 
  • Don't tailgate. 
  • Focus on driving and avoid distractions.
  • Allow for extra travel time. 
  • Keep an emergency kit with you that contains snacks and extra warm clothes.

Road Condition Information: 

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