JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a “no travels advisory” for the residents of Missouri, ahead an expected winter storm that will cover much of the state with snow and/or ice.
The advisory takes effect Saturday night from 6 pm to Monday 6 am. MoDOT is expecting sfd10 inches of snow in western and northwestern Missouri, with varying amounts of snow and/or ice in the southern part of the state.
Because winds are expected to be between 10-20 mph, with gust of 30 mph, MoDOT expect driving conditions to be extremely difficult, for motorist and road crews out to clear state roads and interstates.
Sub-zero to temperatures will cover much of that state Sunday, motorist are urged not travel, but if you have to travel, to take winter survival supplies and to stay with your vehicle if you become stranded and call 911.
Governor Jay Nixon has delayed trade mission to Canada to stay in Missouri to monitor state operations for the impending winter storm, after ordering the state emergency operations center opened.
Nixon is urging all residents to:
- Listen to radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio for weather reports and emergency information, or visit the state’s Web site, MO.gov, for emergency information.
- If you must drive, check MO.gov for road conditions before departing. Dial the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s emergency line *55 from a cellular phone – if you encounter an accident while driving on a highway.
- Check on the elderly and neighbors who may be in need of additional assistance. For information about emergency services and resources, visit MO.gov.
Missourians who need disaster information, shelter information, and referrals are urged to call 211.