MODOT's ready for winter weather, are you?

Winter weather is wreaking havoc from New Mexico to Maine.

Luckily, the Tri-States dodged this bullet, but that won't always be the case.

Crews actually spend a good portion of the year preparing for winter.

The trucks and plows have been serviced, and the salt is in place.

MODOT reminds drivers, you also have a responsibility.

"They need to check their local weather and look to see what it's going to be doing at night and be prepared that the weather can be very different in the morning. That's what we're going to be dealing with over the next few days as the first major storm hits Missouri."

Paula Gough with MODOT reminds you to give snow plows plenty of room and yield to them.

Remember they are out there to get the roads cleared so everyone can stay safe.

Check your local forecast here.