MoDOT and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are advising people not to travel.  Most state highways are covered with snow making travel dangerous.  Already some areas of the state have received up to 12 inches of snow, with more accumulations expected.  


JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation is closing I-70 in Boone, Cooper and Callaway counties due to whiteout conditions.  It’s unknown how long the closure will last.  

MoDOT and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are advising people not to travel.  Most state highways are covered with snow making travel dangerous.  Already some areas of the state have received up to 12 inches of snow, with more accumulations expected.  

“This is not a good time to be on the road,” MoDOT Director of System Management Don Hillis said.  “Almost all of the state is covered with snow and some areas are receiving ice, making some roads impassable.  Please stay home if you can.”

MoDOT is coordinating its emergency response operations with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the State Emergency Management Agency and other partners.  

If you do have to travel, MoDOT urges you to plan ahead, take your time and know what you’re up against by checking local news sources and the department’s Traveler Information Map.  Located at www.modot.org, the map gives drivers an up-to-the-minute view of road conditions for major Missouri highways. Conditions for major routes across the state are color-coded to give visitors the information they need at a glance.

Travelers can also call MoDOT’s toll-free number, 888-275-6636, to get road condition information.