Icy pavement with more freezing rain in the 24-hour forecast prompts the Missouri Department of Transportation to discourage travel in the southeast region of Missouri through Thursday, Feb. 11.
This currently includes an area from Ste. Genevieve to the northeast, Salem and Thayer to the west and the Arkansas state line to the south.The area could expand based on the location of continued frozen rainfall.
Affected trucking routes include
- Interstates 55 and 57
- US Routes 60, 61, 67
All other highways in the region are to be considered treacherous until freezing rain stops and the efforts of highway crews begin to make roads passable.
Ice is a difficult foe for road crews. Extremely low temperatures, such as those currently experienced – and forecasted – for the region, cause chemicals used to clear lanes to work much less effectively.
Stay informed about conditions during breaks from the road by using MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, available online at www.modot.org, or through MoDOT’s smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android phones. The map offers current views of road conditions for Missouri interstates and highways. You can zoom in to a particular location, check live weather radar, and view images from MoDOT’s traffic cameras and message boards.
Stay safe and warm!