MoDOT prepares for winter storm in Friday’s forecast

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Throughout the St. Louis region on Thursday, February 14th, motorists may see crews treating the roads with salt brine in preparation for the forecasted winter snowstorm moving into the region on Friday afternoon.

National Weather Service is predicting snow to move into the area Friday starting around 2 p.m. and tapering off around midnight. The forecast shows that the heaviest bands of snow will fall during evening rush hour, between 4–6 p.m.

“Timing is everything. This storm is going to move through our area during evening rush hour when traffic volumes are normally high. If possible, adjust your travel time tomorrow evening. Less traffic on the roads gives our trucks room to work more efficiently while clearing the roads,” said District Maintenance Engineer Bob Becker.

MoDOT crews will be fully staffed with more than 200 plow trucks ready to plow snow off the roads throughout the duration of this snowstorm.

Motorists are encouraged to pay close attention to weather conditions before traveling. For real-time roadway weather conditions, visit our Traveler Information Map at