MoDOT urges travelers to stay put until roads clear

The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed US 136 between Lancaster (US 63) and Wayland (US 27) due to poor visibility, travel is not advised on this stretch of highway. Drivers should exit the highway at the next exit where they can find shelter. Continued travel in the area is dangerous.

MoDOT crews are out in full force plowing snow off of major highways.

Regardless, MoDOT says the winter weather makes travel hazardous and urges motorists stay put until the snow stops and roads are clear.

Drivers can find current road conditions by visiting MoDOT's Traveler Information Map at or by calling toll-free, 1-888-ASK MODOT (888-275-6636).

The map is updated continuously when bad weather hits, and the toll free line is answered 24-hours a day.