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  • MoDOT urges drivers to watch for refreeze on roadways

  • As the sun sets and temperatures begin to fall, melting snow and wet roads can refreeze making black ice a concern on roadways, especially on bridges and overpasses.
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  • As the sun sets and temperatures begin to fall, melting snow and wet roads can refreeze making black ice a concern on roadways, especially on bridges and overpasses.
    The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use extra caution when driving even if roads appear to be clear.
    "Our crews have been out in full force clearing state highways following the New Year's Day snow storm, and we've made some good progress," said MoDOT Central District Engineer David Silvester. "Still, wet roads have the potential to refreeze, causing troublesome slick spots, so motorists shouldn't let their guard down."
    Currently, most major routes in the mid-Missouri area, including Interstates 70 and 44, are clear or mostly clear. MoDOT crews will continue to work to plow lower volume roads over the next few days.
    Motorists can get the latest road conditions before they travel by checking the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org or by calling MoDOT's customer service center 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (888-275-6636). The toll-free phone line is answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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