St. Louis, MO (KTRS) The St. Louis area is bracing for more winter weather.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from Saturday at 6 p.m. until Sunday at 6 a.m. The forecast calls for mixed precipitation of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch is expeted, with localized amounts up to 3 inches across northeast Missouri, and ice accumulations of up to two tenths of an inch are expected across southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois.
This has the Missouri Department of Transportation urging motorists to exercise caution.
“The best advice we can give is to drive for conditions if you must travel,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT state maintenance engineer. “That means slow down and give yourself plenty of braking room between vehicles.”
Allmeroth also asked travelers to keep up with road conditions before deciding whether or not to head out.
“Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, or call our customer service number, before even leaving your house,” she said. “And keep up with your local forecasts before deciding whether the trip is worth it or not.”
MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map is located at www.modot.org. There are mobile apps for the map in both the Apple Store and Google Play. You can also call MoDOT’s customer service number at 1-888-Ask-MoDOT (1-888-275-6636).