Main roads passable after winter storm

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – What could be our final winter wallop left behind slushy and icy roads Sunday, and could cause some difficulties during your Monday commute.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has 200 trucks and more than 500 staffers on-hand working to clear roads.

Though the department hasn't issued a no-travel advisory for Monday, drivers are still encouraged to avoid or delay travel so that road crews can more easily treat the slick surfaces.

"We appreciated that few people were on the roads today – it let us make some great progress on clearing the roads in preparation for tonight's second wave of snow. We understand that is much harder on Monday morning – but every little bit helps. If you must travel in rush hour, be prepared to give yourself plenty of extra time to get where you are going," MoDOT district maintenance engineer Becky Allmeroth said in a news release.

Plow crews will devote most of their time during this storm to interstates and some major roadways. Once interstates are clear, crews will move to numbered state roadways. Lettered roads are the lowest priority for MoDOT crews, according to a news release.


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