Weather Does Not Keep Drivers Off Roads

Posted on: 7:21 am, December 31, 2012, by and , updated on: 05:26pm, December 31, 2012

DES PERES, MO (KTVI) – The snow storm is not expected enough to be significant enough to dampen the New Year’s Eve celebration, however, MoDOT is warning drivers that this snow fall could be different.

MoDOT does not expect this to be a quick hitting snow but even though accumulations are not expected to be that significant, you will see crews out most of the day Monday pretreating and then plowing if needed.

MoDOT expects it to be half of a normal rush hour because of the holiday. We’ve already had a little bit of snow this season so MoDOT has a jump start on keeping the streets clean on New Year’s Eve.

The weather does not appear to be keeping people home.  Grocery store parking lots were buzzing with shoppers, loading up on party supplies and food for New Year`s Eve dinner plans at home.

Several shoppers told me they were coming out earlier than they originally planned, to beat the snow, and get to where they`re going quicker- but no one seemed to be changing any plans.

Local restaurants reported reservations booked.  Gulf Shores Restaurant and Grill said people were even calling for reservations as the snow picked up.

Pizza delivery places said they`ve been slow so far, another indication that people are getting out. And those who said they hoped to get home a little earlier than usual all had the same thing to say.  They`re not worried about driving in this, they`re concerned about the other guy.