Friday, February 22, 2013
MoDOT expert Linda Wilson Horn will answer your questions in the comments section on Friday, Feb. 22.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to answer your road, construction and traffic questions. MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn has agreed to help us out. She will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, Feb. 22. Have a question? Ask below!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Police and road crews are preparing for the evening commute. MoDOT crews will work into the night, after slick roads and accidents prevented morning road treatments.
UPDATED: 4:00 p.m.- Missouri Department of Transportation officials said in news release Thursday afternoon, snow removal operations will be underway all evening and overnight. This news comes after messy morning roads throughout St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties. "We have full crews (204 trucks) throughout the St. Louis region focusing on re-treating every interstate and major route with salt, chemicals and beet juice before rush-hour. Chemicals have to be used with salt to be effective in these low 20's temperatures to break up any icy patches," MoDOT stated in the news release. "MoDOT is re-plowing areas as needed with the wind gusts blowing some snow back on the roads. We will continue to have full crews working until all …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to discourage travel Wednesday citing dangerous road "treacherous" road conditions.
UPDATED 3:55 p.m. Wednesday- The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to discourage travel Wednesday citing dangerous road "treacherous" road conditions. Troopers said the freezing rain, sleet, heavy snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures has made driving treacherous and dangerous and all highways and interstates continue to be snow covered. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports Interstate 70 from Wentzville to Kansas City re-opened Wednesday morning, but said most area interstates are still snow and ice covered. Interstate 44 West remains closed Wednesday afternoon, but I-44 has opened from Springfield, MO., to Exit 11 in Joplin. Highway patrol reminds drivers that stopping quickly in the winter on snow-covered or …
Monday, January 10, 2011
The National Weather Service is calling for 3-6 inches of snowfall starting tonight in the St. Louis area.
The National Weather Service is calling for a 100 percent chance of 3 to 6 inches of snow within the next two days in the St. Louis area. Two to 4 inches of snow accumulation is expected to fall beginning around 4 p.m. tonight, with a 70 percent chance of more precipitation tomorrow morning. Kara Price, the Missouri Department of Transportation intermediate community relations specialist, said that MoDOT is ready for the storm. They currently are pretreating more heavily traveled roads with a salt and beet juice mixture. Beet juice makes the salt more effective, fighting through icier patches. MoDOT has around 32,000 tons of the salt mixture ready at the beginning of winter, and they have about 22,000 tons left, which is plenty for this …
Friday, December 24, 2010
With a white Christmas predicted, here's what MoDOT, Town and Country and Manchester are doing to clear roads on this busy travel day.
Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) crews were already preparing Thursday for a two- to four-inch snowfall on Christmas Eve as predicted by theNational Weather Service. Some pockets might receive a bit more snow. Forecasts call for the snow to start Friday morning and last through the evening. With increased numbers on the roads during the holidays, MoDOT officials strongly urged motorists to travel Thursday or early Friday morning. For up to date travel information, motorists can log on to www.modot.org to view an online Traveler Information Map, or call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) for the agency's customer service center for road conditions. The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Plowing Priorities MoDOT …