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.

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

for travel and check road conditions before you head out.

     Find more information and winter driving tips at

www.modot.org/road_conditions/winterdrivingtips.htm.