EUREKA, MOST. LOUIS (KPLR) – MoDOT is asking drivers to avoid the Monday morning commute. The state agency in charge of snow plowing efforts wants drivers to delay their drive to work or even stay home. The concern is over clearing interstates packed with Sunday’s snow.
The big problem is the extreme. Single-digit temperatures keep ice-melting chemicals from working. MoDOT is using 200 trucks and 500 workers to battle this latest round of winter weather.
We talked with drivers in Eureka. Some roads were completely covered with snow, others had clear patches. Many drivers agreed with MoDOT’s advice and felt it was better to wait until conditions improve before heading out.
MoDOT also provides road conditions information through its Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak to a customer service representative. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
MoDOT also suggests keeping a fully charged cell phone in your car just in case there is an emergency.