It’s been a long winter already, but the Missouri Department of Transportation says there is no need for concerns about money and supplies for clearing roadways across the state. KMZU’s Chasity Anderson spoke with MODOT’s Jorma Duran.
When it comes to doing what needs to be done to keep Missouri state-governed roads passable this winter, MODOT says drivers don’t need to worry. The department has the salt, manpower, snowplows, and funds to make sure the roads are clear. MoDOT spokesperson Jorma Duran says winter operations don’t have a budgeted amount to spend but they spend what it takes. He says it varies every year because each winter is different. Last year he says they spent more than average, topping 50-million dollars. He says the operations run “until the last snowflake falls.”