MoDOT offers safety tips ahead of winter weather

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    With higher than expected snowfall amounts predicted for much of central Missouri, MoDOT is urging motorists not to travel unless they absolutely have to.

    The snow is expected to be heavy, so MoDOT plows will be moving more slowly than usual. Drivers are warned that they could come up behind a plow more quickly than anticipated. Drivers are urged to stay back at least four car lengths behind plows and other trucks.

    To check road conditions including winter weather conditions and traffic speeds, you can go to MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at

    MoDOT provided these safety tips:

    • Please wear your seat belt and don’t drive distracted. Buckle Up Phone Down.
    • Slow down and adjust your speed to the conditions. Do not use your cruise control.
    • Steer and brake gently.
    • Accelerate slowly at intersections.
    • Allow extra space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
    • Stay back 100 feet from snow plows that may be spreading salt.
    • Some parts of eastern Missouri were expecting up to 10 inches of snow.

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