Another blast of winter weather for Southern Missouri sent State Transportation Department snow removal crews scrambling to keep up with nearly a foot of snow falling in that region – for what seems like the umpteenth time this winter. MoDOT’s Melissa Black says some of the transportation sheds in the southern part of the state have had to re-stock their salt and sand supplies. Black says although the snow has been heavier in the south than in northern counties – the opposite of what you might expect -the Department has been ready because officials base the snow removal plan on the miles and the amount of use those roads get, not geography. She says usually the state spends about $26-Million for snow removal during a year. She’s not sure how much has been used up this season.