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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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Patchy dense fog is also across the area 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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