Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say they were not caught off guard by icy conditions on St. Louis area roadways that led to numerous crashes Monday morning.

“Our crews were out (Sunday) night, they were treating a lot of slick spots,” according to MoDOT spokesperson Kara Price, “especially before and during the freezing drizzle.”

But she says much more than simple snowfall, a constantly falling drizzle presents MoDOT plow truck drivers with their biggest challenge.

“With this freezing drizzle, there’s really nothing you can do to prevent ice (build-up),” Price says.  “So probably the best thing (drivers) can do as a precautionary measure is to just take it really slow when you drive.”

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  1. Jeff says:

    Sunset Hills solution – Close 2 lane ramp from 270 to 44 without telling anybody, while they wait for the MODOT truck that is behind me. This is at 8 a.m. I have a better solution – MODOT truck go out before 8 a.m. and clean the roads.

    Why don’t they just close all the roads while they are at it and wait for MODOT. Do it at 8 a.m. right in the middle of morning rush, smart thinking.

    Next time I’m parking until they move their cop cars. There were no other routes at that point. 270 North was stopped and backtracking to Fenton on 44 west would lead back to 44 east traffic jam.

    Then they leave the single wrecked car in the ditch at 10 a.m. still there, so what was the point in closing the ramp to begin with? Not like they were pulling the car out of the ditch.

    Thanks for the extensive delays,. morons. And starting calling KMOX before you shut down the interstate.

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