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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a "no travel advisory" in anticipation of a winter storm expected to dump up to seven inches of snow on the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday.

STORM DETAILS: Learn more about the storm here

"For your safety and the safety of our crews, we're asking that once this storm hits your region of the state, you avoid travel unless it is a dire emergency," said Elizabeth Wright, MoDOT state maintenance engineer, in a news release. "Blowing snow and high winds make it very difficult for MoDOT crews to clear roads.

"If there are no other vehicles on the roadways, we have a much better chance of making progress so traffic can get moving again."

INTERACTIVE RADAR: Track the storm using our interactive radar here

The heaviest snow accumulations are expected in northeast Missouri, with 10 inches of snow or more expected in the northern parts of our viewing area – generally along or north of Interstate 70. A mixture of 3 to 6 inches of sleet and snow is expected along I-44 through the St. Louis metro and up along I-70 in Illinois.

Significant icing is possible along I-55 and I-64.

Keep track of our full forecast here: www.ksdk.com/weather.

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