The state transportation department says anybody headed to Oklahoma on Interstate 44 needs to find a place to hole up in Springfield, Mount Vernon, and Joplin. Those are the exits with motels and restaurants.
I-44 West in Oklahoma—known as the Will Rogers Turnpike in part of Oklahoma–has been closed and officials say it’s likely to be closed for four days. Missouri highway officials say I-44 remains open although it is snow covered in southwest Missouri.
We have a link to the transportation department’s road conditions map on our website, Missourinet.com