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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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We started out across the area with a few clouds around as a disturbance passed to the south of the area. Clouds slowly started to clear by the early afternoon hours. Today temperatures were still be above average, but cooler than yesterday with highs in the upper 50s. Temperatures will be back in the 60s this weekend under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be a bit breezy on Sunday with wind gusts up to 25 mph. Wind will remain fairly breezy through the beginning of next week especially on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will stay above average next week with rain chances increasing by mid week.
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