With all the warm weather, most people aren't thinking about winter weather and snowy roads, but MoDOT is.
MoDOT has approximately 3,400 employees ready to fight winter weather across the state. Each winter storm is different, and tools, materials and practices are adjusted accordingly.
During major storms, all available employees work 12-hour shifts on snow removal operations. Roads are prioritized based on traffic volume, and interstate highways are always treated first. Lower-volume roads will likely remain somewhat snow covered until higher-volume roads are mostly clear.
If you ever find yourself on the road in a snowstorm, remember that snowplows need to have room to work. Never pass a snowplow, and stay back at least six car lengths.
Remember, every driver can help keep Missouri roads safe by committing four simple actions: buckle up, put the phone down, slow down and never drive while impaired.