Sun. May 26th, 2024


Highway Patrol And Water Patrol Say They’re Ready To Kick Off Holiday Weekend

With the Memorial Day holiday weekend just under a week away, the highway patrol is sending out its annual warning that the landscape at Lake of the Ozarks will dramatically change, once again, on the roadways AND the waterways.

And, if your plans include some nighttime boating over the holiday, Corporal Brian Gier says some basic diligence will play a key role in keeping yourself, and others, safe on the water.

“The main thing is just being on the lookout for other boats. Navigation lights are not really made for you to see what’s in front of you. They’re made for other boats to see where you’re at and what direction you’re going.”

Last year on the water statewide, there were nine boating crashes resulting in one fatality, four other injuries and seven people arrested for drunken boating.

The holiday weekend officially begins at 6:00 next Friday night and runs through 11:59 the following Monday night, May 29th.

Reporter Mike Anthony