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MoDOT: Winter storm expected to impact evening rush hour

Snow is expected to rapidly develop during the late afternoon and evening hours.

Posted: Feb 19, 2019 12:54 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2019 2:22 PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) The Missouri Department of Transportation warns drivers to use extreme caution during today's evening commute.

A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Snow is expected to rapidly develop during the late afternoon and evening hours. Parts of northwest Missouri could get between 5-7 inches of snow.

According to the National Weather Service, this system will also bring a mix of freezing rain and drizzle late tonight.

MoDOT said because of the timing of the storm bridges, overpasses and roads will be impacted. Driving conditions will be hazardous toward the end of Tuesday's evening rush hour.

"Please don't drive too fast for the conditions," said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer/Chief Safety and Operations Officer. "Take it slow and don't follow too closely. Be careful and leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you."

Click here to check road conditions by using MoDOT's Traveler Information Map.

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Saint Joseph
Clear
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Hi: 14° Lo: 3°
Feels Like: -8°
Maryville
Few Clouds
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Hi: 9° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: 1°
Savannah
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Hi: 11° Lo: 0°
Feels Like: -8°
Cameron
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 14° Lo: 3°
Feels Like: -4°
Fairfax
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Hi: 9° Lo: -2°
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Another active week across the area as we will see 3 more disturbances head our way starting on Wednesday and last through Friday. Temperatures will remain cold through the first half of the week but by midweek we could be seeing a slight warm up and another chance for some wintry precipitation.
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