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Missouri Department of Transportation to hold annual “Winter Operations Drill”

In an attempt to get a jump on this year’s winter season, the Missouri Department of Transportation will hold its annual “Winter Operations Drill” on Wednesday and Thursday. The drill has been expanded to two days this year to accommodate social distancing requirements due to COVID-19. Motorists may notice increased numbers of MoDOT vehicles on […]

Chillicothe sophomore attends Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership in Practice Student Forum

A Chillicothe High School sophomore attended the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership in Practice Student Forum. Chillicothe High School professional staff and the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce nominated Carter Allen to attend, and the Chamber sponsored him. Allen was among more than 110 youth selected from schools in the state to participate […]

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Radio operators connect with stations in 40 states during disaster simulation

Approximately a dozen amateur radio operators from northern Missouri simulated communication needed in a disaster Saturday. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports operators made contact with nearly 125 stations in more than 40 states, two Canadian provinces, and one South American island near Brazil. Briggs says operators used a variety of communication methods, […]

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Audio: MoDOT to conduct statewide Winter drill today

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s 1,500 snowplow trucks will be on the road this morning as part of the agency’s annual statewide winter weather drill. MoDOT Central District Maintenance Engineer Jason Shafer says employees will be reacting to a SIMULATED forecast of significant snow for the entire state.     The drill will test MoDOT’s […]