MoDOT pre-treats roads before snow, warns drivers to stay home

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(KTVI)-MoDOT isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to advising motorists of what to do in Tuesday's snow storm. Due to expected hazardous conditions, the Missouri Department of Transportation  issued a “No Travel Advisory” across the state for Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Citing past storms, MoDOT is concerned that many employers will send their workers home early when the snow begins to fall, putting lots of cars on snow-covered roads at the same time.  Besides clogging interstates, the jammed traffic also halts MoDOT’s snow-removal efforts.

Highest snow totals are forecasted for the northern half of the state, which could see 6 to 10 inches of snow.  The St. Louis area is expected to see 3 to 5 inches of snow.

Road crews have been getting ready for Tuesday's storm, pre-treating roads all across the area.

Both the city of St. Louis and MoDOT say they have plenty of salt available to handle the storm, but they are worried about the timing because it will hit in the afternoon making rush hour a mess.

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