MODOT Reminds Drivers To Be Cautious Around Snow Plow Trucks

Local News Monday, February 8th, 2021

MoDOT is reminding you to watch for snowplows and salt trucks that’ll be working Lake Area roads and highways throughout the day Monday.

Keep in mind the drivers of these may not have good vision given the snow or ice flying around in their field of vision.

You can follow bulletins from MoDOT on Facebook or by calling 888-ASK-MODOT.

You can see the latest road conditions on the MODOT Traveler Map HERE


JEFFERSON CITY – Ice and freezing drizzle is forecast for southwest Missouri overnight into Monday morning, and another band of light snow will be impacting travel across the northern and central portion of the state all day Monday.

According to the National Weather Service, ice and freezing drizzle will impact roadways in areas of southwest Missouri north of Springfield in the early morning hours with precipitation possibly continuing through the day.  Travelers should also be mindful of slush and overnight refreezing when heading out Monday morning.

Additionally, another round of snow is expected to affect central and northern Missouri throughout the day with accumulations up to an inch.

Travelers are advised to check the Traveler Information Map before heading out for both morning and evening commutes and adjust travel to fit conditions.  The map is linked from MoDOT’s homepage at and can be accessed directly at

Always be aware of snowplows or salt trucks on the road and give them room to work. Do not tailgate or try to pass. Remember that a snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they may not see you.

You can also find road conditions and warnings by following MoDOT on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Local News Monday, February 8th, 2021

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