A look at Missouri’s road conditions show a vast improvement over yesterday, which started out at zero and below. Department of Transportation Maintenance Engineer Tim Chojnacki says the 30-degree temperature jump gave MoDOT the conditions they needed to clear the roads.
He says areas around south Central Missouri — Rolla and surrounding areas — as well as in the St. Louis Region, continue to have some covered roads, and those areas did get the brunt of the storm. He says crews are still working to create safer driving conditions for motorists. Chojnacki says there is a chance that some of the melted snow and ice can refreeze on surfaces overnight, so he urges people to be careful, especially in the morning.
As for the system moving through the state now, he says crews will treat the roads, but he does not expect much accumulation or problems getting the roads cleared quickly.
MoDOT urges motorists to look at the traveler information map (click on the image above), which is updated 24/7, to see the latest road conditions in their area.
Motorists can also call 1.888.ASK. MODOT to speak to a live person about road conditions.