St. Louis, MO (KTRS) The St. Louis area is bracing for its first major winter storm of the season.
This has MODOT preparing for what could create hazardous driving conditions. MODOT will have 400 workers on twelve hour shifts until the end of the storm. MODOT will also have 200 trucks on the roadways.
Meanwhile, MODOT is urging motorists to take precautions before the storm hits the area. It’s advised to equip your vehicle with a small bag of sand to use for traction under your wheels. Also have a small shovel and a flashlight with extra batteries and blankets should you become stranded.
The St. Louis Department of Health is also advising residents to be careful and take precautions if they must be outdoors, in an effort to avoid falls.
Residents are encouraged to salt and clear any accumulating snow on walkways, wear protective shoes with tread and take your time and walk with caution. It’s also advised to pay close attention to where you are walking to avoid patches of ice.
The National Weather Service in St. Louis has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and sleet, effective from noon Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Snow accumulations are expected to be between 2 to 4 inches. Minor amounts of sleet are expected.