Excessive winds and snow might trigger whiteout situations in Northwest MO
A winter storm with accumulating snow and excessive winds will make driving hazardous beginning round midnight and persevering with a lot of the day on Friday, affecting each morning and night commutes.
Forecast snow totals fluctuate with the opportunity of blizzard situations within the northwestern a part of the state with the mixture of snow and excessive winds. North to northwest wind gusts as much as 40 mph are additionally doable. Plan journey accordingly and depart work early if doable, to keep away from being on the highway in periods of excessive visitors.
The Missouri Division of Transportation is urging motorists to make use of warning on snowy roads and keep away from areas the place blowing snow might result in whiteout situations. Journey on I-29 north to the Iowa border could possibly be extraordinarily hazardous throughout these intervals. Wind gust as much as 40 mph are forecast with the storm and accumulation totals vary from 4 inches within the north to three inches alongside the I-70 hall. Snow is anticipated to fall a lot of the day and can have an effect on journey, particularly through the afternoon.
“With wind gusts as much as 40 mph throughout a lot of the state Thursday and Friday, drivers ought to use further warning in excessive profile vehicles and vans,” stated Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT chief security and operations officer. “Please contemplate delaying journey if doable till after the storm.”
MoDOT crews might be working across the clock to get the roads to principally clear inside just a few hours after the climate stops. You may maintain knowledgeable of highway situations on MoDOT’s Traveler Info Map at traveler.modot.org. The map will also be downloaded as a free app for Apple and Android units.
MoDOT additionally offers highway situation info by its Buyer Service Middle. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to talk with a customer support consultant 24 hours a day, 12 months a yr.