The Missouri Department of Transportation held its winter operations drill earlier this month to prepare employees statewide for monitoring our roadways. The drill took place Tuesday, November 5th.
MODOT planned specific times to be out on the roadways during the winter storms.
??It was basically trying to simulate if a storm came in are we ready, are people trained, is the equipment ready... how long is it going to take us to make those routes from our shed to get covered to kind of see where we're at... so really, to test our readiness,?? says Assistant District Engineer Kevin James.
MODOT has a smart-phone application and has posted information on its website to help drivers prepare for this winter's driving conditions. Site link: http://www.modot.org/