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MoDOT issues "No Travel Advisory" for winter storm


As another big round of winter weather hits the Tri-States, MoDOT has issued a "No Travel Advisory" for drivers in Missouri, hoping to get more people off the road. 

MoDOT officials said they take a lot of things into consideration before issuing a "No Travel Advisory" like visibility, snow accumulation and drifting issues, but not all residents are going to be able to follow MoDOT's warning.

"Well I work at Beth Haven Nursing Home and I have to be at work, those residents have to be taken care of, so I don't know what I'm going to do. They won't accept my call in so I have to be there for those residents," said Hannibal resident Bethany Caldwell. 

Caldwell realizes roads aren't going to be in the best conditions tomorrow morning, and she believes this storm will surpass last week's storm.

"I think it's going to be worse. Honestly it sounds like there's going to be a lot more snow and I don't know how much ice there's going to be but there's going to be a lot more snow especially piled up on top of this," she said. 

MoDOT District Maintenance and Traffic Engineer Jennifer Hinson said the Northeast Region is bringing in nine trucks from other districts to assist with snow removal.

She said the more congested the roads are, the harder it is for MoDOT to clear them.

"A lot of times we may have two or three trucks caught in the same two or three hour wait that the rest of the public is caught in," Hinson said. 

Hannibal resident Ed Tamerius said he's not going to be driving around Tuesday and believes there won't be nearly as many people out because of lessons learned last week.

"The one's who got caught off guard last Thursday's snow, they'll probably think a little harder about staying in if they don't have to get out," he said.

Hinson says with this snowstorm it's very possible to get a snow pile blocking your driveway. She said if there is an emergency and you need to get out right away call 9-1-1.

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