MoDOT issues 'No Travel Advisory' ahead of winter storm

Blowing snow will reduce visibility at times Sunday.

March 01, 2019 - 1:34 pm
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – A "potentially dangerous storm system" expected Saturday night into Sunday has caused the Missouri Department of Transportation to issue a “no travel advisory” for the duration of the winter storm.

Snow is expected to continue through part of the day Sunday, with accumulation predicted to be up to 6 inches throughout most of the state, according to the National Weather Service - accumulation could reach an inch per hour.

MoDOT says the storm system is tracking from west to east, and it will bring bitter cold temperatures along with possible sleet and freezing rain.

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Blowing snow will also reduce visibility at times Sunday.

“We advise everyone to stay off the roads,” says MoDOT's Becky Allmeroth in a news release. “At times, snow will be heavy. For your safety please stay home.”

Another thing to keep in mind: Road treatment chemicals are affected by extreme cold. At 30 degrees, one pound of salt will melt 46.3 pounds of ice, but at 0 degrees, the same pound of salt will melt just 3.7 pounds of ice, according to MoDOT.

For road conditions, check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at traveler.modot.org. Motorists can also call MoDOT's customer service center for road conditions at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (888-275-6636).

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