MODOT gets ready for winter weather with drill across Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Winter is almost upon us, and the Missouri Department of Transportation is getting ready.

MODOT held its first state-wide winter operations drill Wednesday. During the drill, MODOT activated its emergency operations center.

The department also deployed snowplows across routes in response to a simulated snowstorm.

"I hope that it makes the public aware we're out here," said Tim Arnold from MODOT.  "And they yield to us.  And we're ready to combat a storm when a storm does happen."

MODOT spends about $42 Million every year to keep the roads clear.

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