Temperatures will be in the 40s at midnight and will drop drastically through the morning hours. Some forecasts are saying it could be in the 20s by 7 a.m. With precipitation also predicted overnight and Thursday, there is a possibility of overnight rains turning to freezing rain, then to snow. All of these changes could affect your morning commute and motorists are urged to use extreme caution.
MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, at www.modot.org, provides current road conditions for Missouri’s interstates and major highways.
For smartphone and tablet users, the Traveler Information App brings the same information to mobile devices. The app is available for free from iTunes or the Google Play store by searching for “MoDOT.”
Remember that even light precipitation can cause roads to become slick. While MoDOT works hard to treat and plow Missouri highways when winter weather hits, it’s important to allow extra time for travel, change plans as needed, and to check road conditions before you head out. Remember the following tips when driving in inclement weather:
- Slow down.
- 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. Avoid passing snow plows, even when on a multi-lane road.
- Be aware that bridges and overpasses generally experience freezing conditions first.
MoDOT also provides road conditions information through our Customer Service Center. Dial 888 ASK MODOT (888-275-6636).