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MODOT issues no travel advisory for southeast Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY â?? Due to predicted hazardous blizzard conditions in

southeast Missouri during the evening and overnight hours on December 25,

the Missouri Department of Transportation advises motorists to avoid travel

in that area of the state. The advisory remains in effect until conditions

improve and maintenance crews are able to treat and plow southeast Missouri

roadways.




â??The storm will most likely affect the southeast corner of Missouri

and we anticipate sustained strong winds and heavy snowfall,â?? said Beth

Wright, state maintenance engineer. â??This storm could create whiteout

conditions, which will make travel hazardous and clearing roads extremely

difficult.â??




Motorists should be advised that travel during this type of storm is

very dangerous. Should you attempt to travel, bring your mobile phone and

winter survival supplies. If you do become stranded, stay with your vehicle

and call 911. Be aware that emergency responders may have difficulty

reaching you.




Stay informed about Missouri road conditions by using MoDOTâ??s

Traveler Information Map, at www.modot.org. The map offers current views of

road conditions for Missouri interstates and highways. Conditions for these

routes are color-coded to give users the information they need at a glance.

You can zoom in to a particular location, check live weather radar and view

images from MoDOTâ??s traffic cameras and message boards.




For smartphone and tablet users, the recently-upgraded Traveler

Information App brings the same information to mobile devices. Users can

even create a â??My Routesâ?? text report that allows them to make a custom

list of the routes they travel most. The app is available for free from the

iPhone and Android app stores by searching for â??MoDOT.â??




MoDOT also provides road conditions information through our Customer

Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak to one of our

expert customer service representatives. They are available 24 hours a day,

365 days a year.

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