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Road crews will return to business as usual for Monday morning commute


Road crews in Mid-Missouri are going back to their normal hours after winter weather created hazards for drivers Saturday.

Several school districts will operate buses on snow routes Monday. Click here for a full list of delays, cancelations and bus route announcements.


The City of Columbia Public Works Street Division ended it's continuous response operations on priority routes around 2 p.m. on Sunday.

According to, road crews will report for their regularly scheduled day shift Monday morning at 7:30 a.m.

Jefferson City

Jefferson City Public Works Department operation director Britt Smith classified the roads as mostly clear around 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Smith said a crew reported on Sunday morning for about 3 hours to finish up cleaning off the roads. He mentioned the temperature is helping melt some of the ice and snow that was left.

He said the crew will come in at their regular time to tackle any slick roads that are remaining.

"Refreeze is certainly a possibility for folks out there to be mindful of," Smith said. "Our crews report a little earlier than most peoples commute, so they'll be checking their routes in the morning to make sure we don't have any issues, but I don't think there will be much of a problem."

Smith said this was the first time that he had seen the amount of rain followed by ice and snow since he started working for Jefferson City Public Works.

"Rain, ice, sleet and snow all in the same forecast..." Smith said. "That's definitely Missouri weather I guess."

State Roads

A spokeswoman for MoDOT's Central District, Lissie Wade, said the emergency operation center was deactivated on Sunday, but there are still some roads in the district that are covered.

Wade said all of the high traffic routes are marked as clear or mostly clear, but crews will continue to work to clear routes that still need attention.

She said the roads they have cleared should be in good shape tomorrow morning for the commute, but still urged drivers to plan extra time and take it slow.

You can view the MoDOT Travelers Map here.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F tweeted Sunday there were 62 crashes and 74 stranded drivers during the storm. Three people were injured in those crashes.

There were no reported fatalities during the storm.

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Connor Hirsch

Connor Hirsch reports for the weekday night shows, as well as Sunday nights.


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