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The Lake News Online
  • First snow brings out safety warnings

  • Roads and highways in the Osage Beach area were becoming snow covered by mid-morning Monday as the first significant snow of the season rolled through the area.
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  • Roads and highways in the Osage Beach area were becoming snow covered by mid-morning Monday as the first significant snow of the season rolled through the area.
    The Lake Ozark and Osage Beach police departments said there were no major problems reported early in the day. They urge caution and common sense if travel is necessary. Bridges and overpasses could be more slippery. If travel is necessary, the LOPD and OBPD encourage motorists to make sure that they give themselves extra time to get where they are going.
    With more local traffic than usual expected for New Years Eve, officials were urging more caution than usual. Designated drivers or cabs are encouraged.
    Road crews were busy blading and sanding the major roads as snowfall was expected to total between 2 and 4 inches by Tuesday morning.
    Some roads in central and south central Missouri were snow covered this morning as well, according to MoDOT. Check the Traveler Information Map at wwww.modot.org for the latest road conditions before heading out.

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