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
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
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
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.