Governor Eric Greitens declared a state of emergency and called up the National Guard for the approaching winter storm in our area.

Yesterday, Greitens activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate a plan. Thursday afternoon, he declared the state of emergency.

In a press conference, he said Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will begin extended shifts tonight, and the Department of Public Safety had pre-staged more than 100 generators.

To watch the entire press conference, click here.

For more information on road plans, click here. For more information on the upcoming weather, click here.