Crews make preparations for mid-January winter weather - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Crews make preparations for mid-January winter weather

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Road crews are assessing plans as winter weather heads toward the Heartland.

Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation says they are pre-treating the roads where they can.

MoDOT says that they are at the point where pre-treating might not help the road conditions.

A full crew, though, is prepared and will head out when the storm hits. 

MoDOT plans to be working through the evening.

Illinois Preparations

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, crews will likely pre-treat the roads ahead of the storm.

IDOT crews are preparing for overnight work. When the precipitation hits, IDOT says they will be ready and loaded.

Murphysboro

The Murphysboro Police Department is asking all residents to move their vehicles if they are parked on a snow route. The street department will begin clearing the routes as soon as the snow begins to fall. Cars that aren't moved will be towed away at the owner's expense. 

The following roads are considered snow routes:

  • Walnut Street – in its entirety
  • North 11th Street from Walnut Street to North 14th Street
  • North 6th Street from Lucier Street to the City Limits
  • State Route 13 from Walnut Street to the northern City Limits
  • Business State Route 13 from Walnut Street to Bridge Street
  • 22nd Street from Illinois Avenue to Division Street
  • Division Street from 22nd Street to 23rd Street
  • 23rd Street from Division Street to Commercial Avenue
  • Commercial Avenue from 23rd to the Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Commercial Avenue from 20th Street to 23rd Street
  • Shoemaker Drive from 20th Street to Bridge Street
  • Bridge Street from its intersection with Shoemaker Drive to Walnut Street via 8th Street
  • Illinois Avenue from 6th Street to 22nd Street
  • Gartside Street from 14th Street to 22nd Street
  • 20th Street from Illinois Avenue to the southern limits of the City
  • 19th Street from Walnut Street to Gartside Street
  • 16th Street from Walnut Street to Harry Ray Drive
  • 7th Street from Lucier Street to Walnut Street

Kentucky Preparations

Crews for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are on alert to prepare for the possibility of freezing rain, sleet, and snow expected to start in the overnight hours on Tuesday.

Due to extreme cold temperatures crews will not have sufficient time to pre-treat all roadways in advance of the wintry mix. However, crews will attempt to pre-treat some highways, including Interstate 24 on Tuesday.

Motorists should be alert for spray trucks and support vehicles on the road through the day on Tuesday. 

Kentucky highway crews will work during the day to have snow plows loaded with salt and prepared to roll out when the wintry mix arrives. Crews will then be prepared to work around the clock as the winter storm rolls through.

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