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MoDOT: Slick roads call for driver caution

MoDOT reports that many roads throughout Missouri will remain snow-covered. Agency representatives ask drivers to use extreme care if they must travel. (Megan Sanchez/KRCG 13)

MoDOT reports that many roads throughout Missouri will remain snow-covered. Agency representatives ask drivers to use extreme care if they must travel.

The agency warns that refreezing could cause potential for black ice. Representatives explain in a news release that cold temperatures are slowing clean up.

Multiple crashes have hindered travel on Interstate 44, particularly in the southwest and south-central Missouri.

Drivers are urged to stay off the roads tonight and monitor road conditions before leaving in the morning.

The agency advises for those who must travel to allow for extra time and slow down under the slick conditions.

"Ice can be very deceptive because it's hard to see on the road," MoDOT Central District Engineer David Silvester. "It's called black ice because it tends to look like the rest of the pavement on the road, but it's actually clear."

Representatives expressed that caution is better than confidence under hazardous road conditions.

"It’s easy for drivers to be caught off guard, especially if they aren’t paying attention and are driving too fast."


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