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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorist across the state to be careful while driving Sunday night and into Monday morning. Sunday’s winter storm is still affecting state roads and interstates around the state, with more snow to fall from Sunday night into Monday morning.

MoDOT has 200 trucks and over 500 personnel working around the clock to clear the states interstates and major roads, but efforts are being hampered by blowing snow, additional snowfall and below freezing temperatures. Salt be spread on roads is less effective at below freezing temperatures, and may impact motorist commute to work on Monday morning.

Transportation officials are asking for the public’s help by avoiding travel Monday morning if possible or at least delaying travel till late in the morning.

If you have to travel, be sure to follow these driving tips:

  • Wear your seat belt.
  • Slow down, and adjust your speed to the conditions.
  • Give snow plows plenty of room.
  • Keep your windshield and windows clear to help you see.
  • Be alert and remember that road conditions can change very quickly.
  • Allow extra travel time to get to your destination.

If you become stranded, stay with your vehicle and call 911.

To get update road conditions for Missouri, check on the link below:
Missouri Department of Transportation