MoDOT Offers Holiday Travel Tips During Wintery Weather

Holiday travel could be a bit more challenging this year due to a winter storm that will move across the state Wednesday night and Thursday and leave bitterly cold temperatures.

The Missouri Department of Transportation urges all drivers to be aware of changing road conditions where they are and where they are going.

According to the National Weather Service, snow will begin moving into northwest Missouri Wednesday night and across the state throughout Thursday.

High winds and bitterly cold temperatures are also anticipated.

Blowing and drifting snow will make driving dangerous, and sub-zero wind chills can be life-threatening if motorists become stranded.

In some parts of Missouri, precipitation could start as rain and quickly turn to snow with potential flash freezing of roadways.

If you need to travel, make sure you have a full tank of gas, blankets, gloves and provisions like water and snacks.

Make sure your cellphone is fully charged, but never use it while driving.

If you should slide off the road, or are involved in a crash, stay inside your vehicle with your seat belt buckled until help arrives.

Check current Missouri road conditions on the Traveler Information Map at modot.org.

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