State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) officials say their plows have driven about 800-thousand miles during this week’s winter storm, three times the distance from earth to the moon.
MoDOT plow crews have spread about 10,000 tons of salt this week. They’re on their third 12-hour shift this week, and are out on this Friday morning clearing roads, including smaller routes and exit ramps and outer roads.
They’re urging you to be cautious about refreezing on elevated surfaces and on hills and curves.
MoDOT says its crews will continue to plow this weekend until roads are mostly clear. The agency warns that bitterly cold temperatures today will slow efforts to get roads clear.