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Why MoDOT head doesn’t want crews treating roadways with chemicals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The director of Missouri’s transportation department is telling crews around the state not to put any chemicals on the roads for fear that they could turn to ice.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Missouri National Guard, the State’s Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) are teaming up to clear roadways and keep drivers safe, but once the snow ends their work isn’t over. 

“The snow totals themselves aren’t so bad, but the snow is going to be blowing around and coming up off the ground,” MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna said. “It’s not your typical storm.”

The full article can be read at ozarksfirst.com.

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