MoDOT to run statewide drill

MoDOT makes preperations

If you see snowplows out Tuesday, no need to worry. It's only a test run.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will test its readiness for the upcoming winter season in a statewide drill.

MoDOT is sending their drivers through every route normally plowed in a snowstorm.

"Over 3,000 MoDOT employees are involved in our winter operations, including every maintenance crew across the state," Said State Maintenance Engineer Beth Wright. "The drill helps to make sure we all know our roles during a storm and we can do our jobs successfully."

The drill is one part of MoDOT's winter battle plan to make sure travelers can get back on Missouri roadways as quickly as possible after winter storms.

MoDOT spends about $42 million dollars a year to keep roads clear in the winter.

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