MoDOT Issues ‘No Travel’ Advisory for Much of Missouri
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – It looks like St. Louis might be able to dodge a cold, wet, windy bullet later this evening, but if you plan on driving anywhere north of St. Louis watch out.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a ‘No Travel’ Advisory for much of the state tonight into tomorrow.
This second winter storm in less than a week will affect western, northern and central portions of Missouri. The highest accumulations are expected north of U.S. 54, including Interstate 70 from Kansas City to Kingdom City, I-35 and I-29. Kansas City, Columbia and Kirksville could see 8-13 inches of snow.
“For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask everyone to avoid travel once this storm begins, unless it is a dire emergency,” said Elizabeth Wright, MoDOT state maintenance engineer. “This will be different from last week’s storm. Strong winds will blow the snow around, creating a whiteout effect that makes travel extremely hazardous.”
Luckily for us in the St. Louis region, any snow accumulation here should be light.
“The system looks like its going to be mainly rain for the bulk of the system then change over to light snow by late tomorrow into tomorrow night,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Britt said.
One concern are heavy winds that may be accompanying this storm, and could cause some damage tonight into early Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Dardenne Creek at St. Peters from Tuesday morning to Wednesday evening.
Dardenne Creek is expected to rise above flood stage by Tuesday morning and continue to rise to near 18.5 feet by Tuesday afternoon. Runoff from the snow melt prompted the warning. Forecasters also expect an inch of precipitation from the approaching storm system.