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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


      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

      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.