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MoDOT Urges People To Stay Off Roads And Highways Tuesday

A winter storm that is expected to move across the Kansas City metro area Tuesday has prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot) to urge people to stay home, if possible.

"This storm is forecast to shape up much like the heavy snow we faced nearly a year ago," said MoDOT engineer Dan Niec, in a release Monday.

Niec said in February 2013 many employers sent workers home midday after they realized how heavy the snow was falling, clogging highways and interstates and bringing snow removal efforts to a standstill.

Niec says allowing employees to forgo coming into work Tuesday will be safer for motorists and keep snowplows moving through the height of the storm.

MoDOT suggests motorists use their traveler information map or kcscout.net to assess roads before going out.

A California native, Briana comes to KCUR by way of KMUW in Wichita, Kan. and KUSP in Santa Cruz, Calif.
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