COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Columbia city leaders said Tuesday that a 22-person plow crew will be ready for potential winter weather moving in on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Mid-Missouri, and most of the state, for accumulating snow and ice possible on Wednesday. NWS said up to two inches of snow could fall in some areas.
In preparation for the storms, Columbia tapped its plow crew to be ready for the storm. According to a city press release, road crews are anticipating winter weather to come down between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Columbia Public Works spokesman Barry Dalton said residual road treatments should help with Wednesday's response. Dalton said rising temperatures throughout the day could help as well.
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that drivers could see rapidly-changing conditions. MoDOT said the slow-moving front is expected to drop a variety of precipitation including snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain and rain.
According to the release, MoDOT may not be able to pre-treat roads. The announcement shows rain at the beginning of the storm could wash chemicals off the roadway.
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