JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As winter weather moves into Missouri, here are some reminders and tools that drivers might be able to use.
MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, at www.modot.org, offers current views of road conditions for Missouri interstates and highways. Conditions for these routes are color-coded to give visitors the information they need at a glance. Users can zoom in to a particular location, view live weather radar and view images from MoDOT’s traffic cameras and message boards.
For smartphone and tablet users, the recently-upgraded Traveler Information App brings the same information to mobile devices. Users can even create a “My Routes” text report that allows them to make a custom list of the routes that they travel most. The app is available for free from the iPhone and Android app stores by searching for “MoDOT.”
MoDOT also provides road conditions information through its Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak to a customer service representative. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Remember that even light precipitation can cause roads to become slick with ice or snow. While MoDOT works hard to treat and plow Missouri highways when winter weather hits, it’s important to allow extra time for travel and to check road conditions before you head out.