The Missouri Department of Transportation says a slow-moving winter weather system continues to produce a variety of precipitation across the Show-Me State. Intermittent rain on Thursday could transition to freezing drizzle and snow in some areas creating slick roads and hazardous travel before changing to all snow. Accumulating snow overnight could impact the Friday morning commute. Drivers are urged to remain vigilant and keep informed of rapidly changing weather conditions in their area.
The transition from rain to freezing drizzle may come quickly and without warning, creating hazardous road conditions in a matter of seconds, the department says. It only takes a little bit of ice to make roads slippery. If residents are involved in a crash or slide-off, the safest thing to do is to stay inside the vehicle with your seat belt on.
MoDOT workers are treating ahead of the storm where practical but rain before the snow could wash salt and chemicals off road surfaces limiting their effectiveness. The department said residents should use caution through the duration of this winter event and never drive distracted.
To check road conditions, go to MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.