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Cole County Public Works divisions monitoring roads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Road crews in Jefferson City and Cole County are monitoring driving conditions with snow moving into Mid-Missouri Tuesday night.

According to ABC 17's Stormtrack Chief Meteorologist Jessica Quick, this won't be our biggest snow of the season in Jefferson City, but still enough to cause problems on the roads.

"If the temp stays up just a degree or two we don't think there will be many issues tonight, but if it drops we could see some problems," said Larry Benz the Cole County Public Works director. "We're just going to monitor it tonight and make sure we're out there when we need to be."

Crews are on standby as rain and some snow is expected to come down overnight.

"We're not expecting to see anything on roads until probably after midnight," Benz said. "We're going to have several guys just keeping an eye on the roads throughout the night."

As for Jefferson City, public works director Britt Smith said workers are also keeping an eye on the weather.

"Our crews are just monitoring for now and plan on having an early morning transition," Smith said.

Smith said the public works department pre-treated bridges, but they're more focused on the morning commute and making sure people will have a safe way to get to work or school.

"Once it does look like roads are starting to cover we'll call in the crew to make sure that we can get over the roads before rush hour in the morning," Smith said.

The Cole County Public Works has 26 plow trucks ready on standby.

We reached out to Jefferson City Schools about closures but haven't heard back yet.

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Zach Boetto

Zach Boetto started working with ABC 17 News in June after graduating from California State University-Channel Islands with a degree in organizational communication. He reports weekday evenings and weekend mornings.

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