Crews Continue to Clear Roadways

| February 22, 2013 | 3:52 pm
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Missouri Department of Transportation crews continue to clean the roads following Thursday’s storm.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Customer Relations Specialist Marcia Johnson:

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Most major routes in the area are at near-normal conditions, but Johnson says this does not mean conditions are as safe as possible.

She advises drivers to use caution, even on routes that have been cleared.  She also warns motorists to remain aware of the potential for refreezing as the sun drops.

The department is now trying to work on the area’s minor routes.  They do not plan to plow those routes down to the pavement, so drivers may still see snow pack in those areas.

The latest road conditions can be found at modot.gov.

Press Release from the Missouri Department of Transportation

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Department of Transportation crews continue to be out in full force clearing roads and bridges in mid-Missouri. MoDOT officials are reporting major routes in central Missouri as clear and minor roads as passable. Crews will continue to work around the clock until all roads are clear.

“We are working as fast as we can to get roads clear of snow and ice, and we will stay with it until all roads and bridges in central Missouri are safe and passable,” said Central District Engineer David Silvester. “We want to thank motorists for their patience and understanding as we continue our work.”

Silvester said in some areas – mainly Boone and Callaway counties – crews are still working to remove abandoned vehicles from roadways so the roads can be plowed.

While MoDOT officials report they’ve made progress on many roads, road conditions vary across the state. They encourage motorists to continue to use caution and care when driving and to check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org or call toll-free 1-888-275-6636 for the latest road conditions.

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