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For more information, contact Community Relations at (573) 751-5985

October 08, 2009 12:00 AM
Use Caution on Wet Roads Today
Anticipated Increase in Travel on I-70

 

 

JEFFERSON CITY - Your car can be a great place to stay dry, but use extra caution when driving on Missouri's wet roads today. With increased traffic expected along Interstate 70 as fans travel to the Mizzou football game in Columbia, MoDOT reminds you about tools you can use to check road conditions before driving.

Traveler Information Map - Check MoDOT's traveler information map at http://www.modot.org/ for the latest road conditions. The map will be updated continuously, showing whether major roads are clear, flooded or closed. 

Traffic Management Centers - KC Scout and Gateway Guide offer real-time traffic updates.

Kansas City area - http://www.kcscout.net/

St. Louis Area - http://www.gatewayguide.com/

Twitter - If you tweet, check real-time traffic alerts for these areas:

St. Louis Area: @STLouisTraffic

Kansas City Area: @KansasCityScout

Interstate 70 Corridor: @scout70corridor

Interstate 44 Corridor: @I44TrafficMoDOT

Toll-free Customer Service - Call 1-888-ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636) for the latest updates. 

Message Boards - Once you're on the road, watch MoDOT message boards for the very latest traffic information on your route.

Tips for Wet Weather Driving:

  • Turn headlights on.
  • Drive at a speed appropriate for the weather conditions.
  • Allow for extra travel time.
  • Brake earlier and with less force.
  • Focus on the road.
  • Always use your safety belt.
  • Avoid using cruise control.
  • Keep tires properly inflated

 

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