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Preparing for Memorial Day Weekend

People are traveling 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit.

Posted: May 21, 2020 8:28 PM
Updated: May 22, 2020 10:48 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Memorial Day Weekend marks the first major holiday to happen during the country's continued re-opening.  Many are anticipated to travel to the lake and see family and friends. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol is anticipating busier highways.  While the roads saw less traffic during the pandemic, drivers found themselves speeding at increasing rates. 

"People are traveling 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit," said officer Jake Angle of Troop H.   

The Missouri Highway Patrol urges travelers to be safe and slow down in the upcoming weekend, especially with it being a holiday weekend.

Highway fatalities are up this year in Missouri, coming in 6% higher than this time last year. 

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Temperatures and humidity will continue to climb on Wednesday making it feel like a very humid day across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 80s and increasing moisture and instability. This will likely mean shower and thunderstorm chances for the remainder of Thursday and Thursday night.
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