MoDOT issues 'no travel advisory' ahead of winter storm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Due to expected hazardous conditions, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to stay home.

The department has issued a 'no travel advisory' starting Saturday night and extending through Sunday.

The Kansas City metro is under a winter storm warning from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Monday. Forecasters are predicting anywhere from three to 10 inches of snow across the viewing area.

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"For your safety and the safety of our crews, we're asking that once this storm hits your region of the state, you avoid travel unless it is a dire emergency," said Elizabeth Wright, MoDOT state maintenance engineer.

If you must drive, MoDOT reminds drivers to take your cell phone along with a winter care kit. If you become stranded, stay in your car and dial 911.

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