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 […]

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North Missouri could see rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow on Tuesday and Wednesday

Quiet weather persists through Monday evening, after which a storm system moves through the region Tuesday morning through Wednesday. Wintry precipitation is probable Tuesday morning, with some glazing possible due to freezing rain leading to some slick roadways, before transitioning to all rain by Tuesday afternoon and evening. There may be a transition back to […]

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Missouri Highway Patrol reports traffic fatalities increase over Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared to 2019

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2020. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2020: Crashes ─ 321 Injuries ─ 72 Fatalities ─ 9 DWI ─ 100 Drug Arrests ─ […]

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Public gives Missouri State Highway Patrol a 93.9% approval rating

According to the recent public opinion survey the Missouri State Highway Patrol is fulfilling its mission of service and protection. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the results of the 2020 Public Opinion Survey. Although the response rate increased with the use of a web-based survey compared to the […]

Fatal Crash

Audio: Missouri reports 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year – an increase of nearly 100

Missouri has had 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year. During the same period last year, Missouri had 711. During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says the spike in traffic deaths have occurred despite fewer drivers on the roadways.     During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Watch for sudden deer movement on state roads through November

Cooler temperatures and longer nights mean more wildlife movement along and across state roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to be prepared for the sudden appearance of wild animals such as deer and coyote on Missouri roadways during the fall. “Deer/vehicle collisions are at their peak from mid-October through the end of November,” […]

Road Closed leading to bridge

Bridge over Shoal Creek on Route V in Harrison County near Cainsville to close today through January

The bridge on Harrison County Route V over Coal Creek, near Cainsville, will be closed starting today so that the bridge can be replaced. Contractors from Boone Construction Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin the replacement of the 63-year-old, structurally deficient bridge on Monday, October 5, 2020.   The road will close […]

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Be patient and share the road with farm equipment this harvest season

This autumn, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles. Please remember that farmers are just doing their jobs when moving equipment from field to field. It’s important that we be patient and drive carefully around farm vehicles. Non-farm motorists may not immediately recognize […]

Road Closed

Emergency shoulder repairs to close Highway 65 south of Chillicothe

Highway shoulders are not built to withstand constant traffic on them as roadways are. With traffic patterns changed for the Grand River Bridge deck replacement project on U.S. Route 65 south of Chillicothe, the shoulders at the end of the bridge have taken a beating from heavier traffic. Contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co, working […]

Labor Day Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol to be out in force on roads and waterways during Labor Day weekend

As you plan your Labor Day weekend, incorporate safety into every facet, choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being aware of and following Missouri’s traffic and boating laws, driving your vehicle or vessel courteously, and wearing a seat belt or a life jacket. Help ensure a safer Labor Day […]