ST. LOUIS – MoDOT had trucks out all night and into Tuesday morning trying to make the roadways as clear as possible.

Both MoDOT and the Missouri Highway Patrol shared that while there is no widespread freezing on roadways, they are still wet with the potential for slick spots, so drivers need to be careful.

Bob Becker, MoDOT’s District Maintenance Engineer, said earlier in a news conference that crews for the most part have been putting down a straight salt treatment on roadways where it was needed overnight into this morning.

Becker explained that getting a pretreatment down Monday helped crews to get ahead of this storm.

Becker talked about what drivers still need to watch out for.

“The main areas of concern are those bridges and overpasses,” Becker said. “Because they’ve got a little more exposure, their temperatures are a little lower, so there may be some slick spots out on those. Like I said, our crews have been out all night checking those spots getting treatment down when necessary, but it doesn’t take a little more moisture to dilute some of that treatment and cause some slick spots out there, so people need to be careful.”

Becker also said that because of staffing shortages, some MoDOT crews were called in from other areas to help out with our region.