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  • MoDOT urges motorists to be safe

  • Today’s forecast is a grab bag of winter weather,

    with the possibility of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow for Missouri.

    While we may not know exactly what’s coming our way, the Missouri

    Department of Transportation offers a variety of options to help you make

    your travel decisions once that weather starts moving in.
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  • Today’s forecast is a grab bag of winter weather,
    with the possibility of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow for Missouri.
    While we may not know exactly what’s coming our way, the Missouri
    Department of Transportation offers a variety of options to help you make
    your travel decisions once that weather starts moving in.
         MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, located at www.modot.org, offers
    real-time views of road conditions for Missouri’s interstates and major
    highways. Conditions are color-coded, giving users accurate information at
    a glance. For more details, users can activate closed circuit video cameras
    along major routes for instant visual information. The map also shows
    message boards across the state, highways closures due to crashes or other
    incidents, and has links to similar maps for surrounding states.
         For smartphone and tablet users, MoDOT’s Traveler Information App
    brings the same information to your mobile devices. Users can select road
    condition and work zone options from the map’s legend, and view the same
    cameras and message boards found on desktop version of the map. The app is
    available for free at the iPhone App Store and Android Marketplace.
         If you prefer, tailor MoDOT’s e-mail and text alerts to your specific
    needs. Sign up to receive information about individual counties or routes
    by subscribing to MoDOT’s e-update system, at www.modot.org/eMoDOTWeb.
         If MoDOT’s electronic information isn’t convenient for you, pick up
    the phone and call our toll-free customer service center at 888-ASK-MODOT
    (888-275-6636). Customer service representatives are available to take your
    call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can give you current road
    conditions for anywhere in the state.
         Remember, even light precipitation can cause roads to become slick
    with ice or snow. MoDOT crews will work hard to treat and clear state
    routes as the winter weather hits, but it’s important to allow extra time
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         Find more information and winter driving tips at
    www.modot.org/road_conditions/winterdrivingtips.htm.
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