Snow coming too fast for road crews to keep up.
Update: Update: I-70 Closed in mid-Missouri
Update: Tues Feb 1 at 2:10 p.m.:
The Missouri Department of Transportation is closing I-70 in Boone, Cooper and Callaway counties due to whiteout conditions.
MoDOT says it does not know how long the closure will last.
The Highway Patrol and MoDOT are urging people not to travel.
“This is not a good time to be on the road,” MoDOT Director of System Management Don Hillis said in a press release. “Almost all of the state is covered with snow and some areas are receiving ice, making some roads impassable. Please stay home if you can.”
MoDOT has advised that Highway 54 between Mexico and Fulton is also closed.
To view road conditions, click HERE for a link to MoDot's travel map.
Missouri lawmakers end work week early because of storm
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 | 1:18 p.m. CST
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers are wrapping up their work early this week because of the severe winter storm.
The Senate was adjourning Tuesday until next week. House leaders also adjourned Tuesday morning. The full House was not scheduled to meet in a formal session until next week, though a few House committees still planned hearings. The House will hold technical floor sessions Wednesday and Thursday.
Also canceled was an annual speech about the judiciary before a joint legislative session from Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice William Ray Price.
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