Out of an abundance of caution, Gov. Mike Parson signed an executive order Thursday to prepare Missouri for more winter weather.

Extreme cold temperatures are expected to impact the state of Missouri beginning this weekend. Daytime highs could be in the upper teens on Saturday with overnight lows through next possibly plunging below zero.

“With extreme cold forecasted for this weekend, we want to be prepared to respond however may be needed,” Governor Parson said. “Missourians should be proactive in their preparations and so too should state government. This order helps ensure Missourians’ homes stay heated and that state government and our National Guard members stand ready to assist.”

The executive order waives certain hours of service requirements for commercial vehicles transporting residential heating fuel, including propane, natural gas, and heating oil. It also activates the Missouri National Guard for state and local response efforts, if they are needed.

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