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MoDOT: Northeast Missouri motorists should watch for blowing, drifting snow on roads

Posted: Mar. 5, 2013 3:45 pm Updated: Mar. 26, 2013 4:15 pm

The Missouri Department of Transportation's Northeast District warns motorists all over northeast Missouri to watch for blowing and drifting snow along the highway Tuesday night.

In a news release, MoDOT says that winds are expected to continue throughout the evening, and while MoDOT crews are all out clearing the intermittent snow that is spread across the highway, the drifting returns withint 20 to 30 minutes. 

These "drifts" are not necessarily visible, because they are flat on the road. Drivers traveling at higher speeds may come upon these without any warning. MoDOT asks motorists to slow down and use extra caution.

The roads with drifting are identified as "partly covered" on MoDOT's traveler information map at www.modot.org.

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