(KTVI)- The Missouri Department of Transportation is taking this next round of winter weather very seriously. Heavy snowfall and strong winds are expected across central and western portions of the Show Me State Tuesday and Wednesday and that means hazardous road conditions. So MoDOT has issued a “no travel advisory” for the duration of the storm.
The highest accumulations are expected north of U.S. 54, including Interstate 70 from Kansas City to Kingdom City, I-35 and I-29. Kansas City, Columbia and Kirksville could see 8-13 inches of snow.
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MoDOT says the advisory is for driver safety and the safety of MoDOT’s crews. They add that should you attempt to travel, bring your mobile phone and winter survival supplies. If you do become stranded, stay with your vehicle and call 911. Be aware that emergency responders may have difficulty reaching you.
Illinois State Police are also issuing snow travel advisories and are urging motorists to plan ahead. Drifting snow, wet and icy road conditions may disrupt travel. Drivers should allow extra time to get where they are going, allow more stopping distance, and watch out for snow removal equipment.
The heaviest snows are expected in west-central Illinois, where 6 to 9 inches are possible for towns from Quincy to Macomb to Peoria.