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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • MoDOT to New Year's Day Travelers: Be Prepared for Snow

  • With forecasts of one to three inches of snow across portions of mid-Missouri on New Year's Day and night, the Missouri Department of Transportation is cautioning motorists to be prepared for slick, snowy and wet roads, as well as icy bridges and overpasses, which usually see freezing conditions first.


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  • With forecasts of one to three inches of snow across portions of mid-Missouri on New Year's Day and night, the Missouri Department of Transportation is cautioning motorists to be prepared for slick, snowy and wet roads, as well as icy bridges and overpasses, which usually see freezing conditions first.


    When the snow begins to fall, MoDOT encourages drivers to remember to slow down, steer and brake gently, accelerate slowly at intersections, allow plenty of following distance, and stay back 100 feet behind snow plows that may be spreading salt. In addition, snow plows should not be passed, even when on a multi-lane road.


    MoDOT will carefully monitor road conditions and begin treating state routes as needed. If state routes become snow-covered, MoDOT places the highest priority on roads with the highest traffic volumes, such as interstates, U.S. highways, and other high volume state routes.
    MoDOT crews will also plow loose snow and treat the hills, curves, and intersections of lower volume lettered or numbered routes as needed. 


    Motorists can check on road conditions before they travel by checking the Traveler Information Map at http://www.modot.org/ or by calling MoDOT's customer service center 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (888-275-6636).
    The toll-free phone line is answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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