Winter Travel (snow or road)

Winter weather to impact travel; High winds and snow could cause whiteout conditions

A winter storm with accumulating snow and high winds will make driving hazardous starting around midnight and continuing most of the day on Friday, affecting both morning and evening commutes. Forecast snow totals vary with the possibility of blizzard conditions in the northwestern part of the state with the combination of snow and high winds. […]

Traffic Fatalities

Audio: Missouri’s third-largest city records record traffic fatalities in 2020; half of the victims were on motorcycles

Despite the COVID pandemic and fewer vehicles on the road, southwest Missouri’s Springfield had a record 27 traffic fatalities in 2020. Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is urging residents to slow down.     Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams says 13 of the 27 victims were traveling on motorcycles. He’s urging motorists to slow down […]

Sobriety Check Point

Patrol announces results of DWI saturation event in Gentry and Harrison counties

The northwest Missouri troop office for the Highway Patrol has announced results of a driving while intoxicated saturation conducted Saturday, December 26 in Gentry and Harrison counties. Results show one arrest for driving while intoxicated, ten drivers were issued traffic citations, 62 motorists received warnings, and a dozen were assisted by troopers of the Missouri […]

Winter Storm Warning

Motorists travelling north into southern Iowa will encounter a Winter Storm Warning that includes heavy snow

The National Weather Service office at Pleasant Hill says it’s conservative when it issued a Winter Weather Advisory for north central and northeast Missouri for Tuesday from 12 noon until 6 am Wednesday. A NWS map shows the advisory area from St. Joseph, east to Trenton and Kirksville, and other locations to the north. The […]

Bridge Work

Grand River Bridge on Livingston County Highway 65 to narrow next week

The bridge over the Grand River on Livingston County U.S. Route 65, just south of Chillicothe, will narrow next week for roadwork. Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will close the southbound lane at the bridge for diamond grinding on Monday, December 28, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Flaggers […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of December 21, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of December 21 – 27. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Grand River Bridge on Highway 65 in Livingston County now open to two-way traffic

The bridge over the Grand River on Livingston County U.S. Route 65, just south of Chillicothe, is now open to two-way traffic. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co. to rehabilitate the bridge’s deck or driving surface. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, […]

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Grand River overflow bridge on Chariton County Route 139 to close for replacement

The Grand River Overflow Bridge on Chariton County Route 139 will close soon for replacement. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Boone Construction Co. to replace the structurally deficient 57-year-old bridge. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. […]