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"Wait it out": Troopers advise no travel, if possible, during winter storm

Within approximately 45 minutes of the first snowfall, troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F responded to 26 weather-related incidents (Kyreon Lee/KRCG 13).

Snowfall began in mid-Missouri as early as noon on Friday.

Within approximately 45 minutes of the first snowfall, troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F responded to 26 weather-related incidents. Sgt. Scott White said travel isn't advised during the winter storm.

"Just stay home, enjoy a weekend kind of snowed in and don't travel if you don't have to," White said.

White said the lesser people on the road will result in lesser crashes, slide-offs and allows more time for roads to be treated.

"It gives MoDOT time and the space to clear the roadways," he said.

On average, 5-6 inches of snow accumulations were possible for all of mid-Missouri by Saturday evening.

White said every single crash or slide-off troopers responded to is a result of people driving too fast.

"You have to adjust the way you drive," he said. He said driving the speed limit in inclement weather isn't suitable for the conditions.

If you have to be on the roads, White said to drive slow, be alert and don't do any driving motion abruptly such as over correcting or braking too hard.







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