MoDOT issues 'No Travel' Advisory
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:13:36 GMT —
The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a "No Travel" Advisory for the state as another major winter storm makes its way into the state.
The storm is set to bring heavy snowfall and strong winds overnight.
Due to expected hazardous conditions, MoDOT asks that residents refrain from travel.
"For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask everyone to avoid travel once this storm begins, unless it is a dire emergency," Elizabeth Wright, MoDOT state maintenance engineer said. "This will be different from last week's storm. Strong winds will blow the snow around, creating a whiteout effect that makes travel extremely hazardous."
"Blowing snow and high winds make it very difficult for MoDOT crews to clear roads," Wright explained. "If there are no other vehicles on the roadways, we have a much better chance of making progress so traffic can get moving again."
If you become stranded, stay with your vehicle and call 911. Be aware that emergency responders may have difficulty reaching you.
MoDOT provides road condition information through our Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Information from http://www.modot.org.
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