Wintry weather expected in area today

The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be aware of winter weather expected to strike Central Missouri tonight.

Travelers should plan ahead, according to MoDOT.

The National Weather Service has forecast the possibility of wet snow along Interstate 70, although high ground temperatures may limit accumulation.

Motorists should use extra caution during and after the precipitation. Leave early and slow down for the conditions, buckle up and avoid distractions. Be especially cautious on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.

Although pavement temperatures are expected to remain above freezing, MoDOT will continue to monitor the forecast and road conditions for updates and will have crews standing by.

Motorists can check current Missouri road conditions on the Traveler Information Map at www.traveler.modot.org or through MoDOT's free mobile app. Drivers can also check road conditions on MoDOT's Facebook and X (Twitter) pages, or by calling 888-275-6636 to speak with a customer representative 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.