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12:45 PM, Dec 10, 2010   |    comments
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  • St. Louis (KSKD) -- Missouri Department of Transportation crews are on alert and ready to move into action if the rain changes to snow this weekend.

    "Staff will monitor the region's roads during Saturday's rain and we are ready to call in full crews with the switch to snow," Tom Blair, MoDO St. Louis Assistant District Engineer said."  Special focus will be made to monitor for slick spots. The predicted strong winds on Saturday should help quickly dry the rain and blow off the potentially small amount of snow. We stand ready."

    Weekend weather forecast

    MoDOT will treat the highest-traveled major roads and regionally significant roads first until they are mostly clear. All the remaining less-traveled roads will be plowed to allow for safe travel concentrating on hills, curves and intersections.

    In the metropolitan four-county and City of St. Louis area, MoDOT has more 450 employees and 220 pieces of equipment including 13 tow plows. The tow plows can cover 2 ½ lanes with only one truck and operator. Statewide, MoDOT has more than 3,000 employees, more than 1,600 pieces of equipment ready and approximately 32,000 tons of salt to fight the winter storms.
    For more information on St. Louis work zones, visit www.modot.org/stlouis and for real-time traffic information, visit www.gatewayguide.com.

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