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MoDOT Treating Highways for Ice

MoDOT has mobilized nearly 100 salt trucks to fight the freezing rain.

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 8:26 AM
Updated: Feb 20, 2018 9:08 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) MoDOT crews are out working to keep drivers safe with freezing rain falling throughout northwest Missouri Tuesday morning.

MoDOT activated its Emergency Operations Center at 11:00 p.m. Monday and dispatched 60 trucks to treat highways.

By Tuesday morning, nearly 100 trucks were called out to fight the freezing rain.

MoDOT's Traveler's Map shows many roads in northwest Missouri are either covered or partly covered.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for St. Joseph until 6:00 p.m. with up to a quarter of an inch of ice possible.

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Temperatures are on the cool side this morning with lows in the 30s. A few areas of patchy frost will be possible in extreme NW Missouri this morning. Sunshine and mild temperatures will take over this afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. Saturday will start off dry and sunny with temperatures warming back into the mid 60s. Late Saturday into Sunday shower and thunderstorm chances return. A few thunderstorms could be on the strong to severe side. Several fronts will move through the area next week giving us roller coaster temperatures. Next week looks to start off dry but rain chances will return by mid week.
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