MoDOT preparing for icy morning commute

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TOWN & COUNTRY, MO (KTVI)- MoDOT crews have been busy overnight trying to get the roads as clear as possible for the morning commute. There are no closures at this time. The major roads are in good shape but there are some slick spots in areas that are typically problems. Those are the bridges, overpasses and ramps. One of those areas is in Bridgeton at the St. Charles Rock Road ramp at south I-270. Bridgeton police say the ramp iced over and was causing significant problems for drivers. A few vehicles slid off the road and one car actually rolled over. There were no serious injuries reported.

MoDOT sent a truck there to lay some treatment down to try and melt the ice. A MoDOT spokesperson says nearly 100 trucks are still out treating areas where it is needed. As you might imagine with the bitter cold temperatures, the biggest problem is icing. Crews are using a combination of rock salt and beet juice because that mix works better when the temperatures are this cold.

IDOT says their crews have been all night in the metro east as well treating roads.

Be alert and careful when you head out this morning.



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