Mo. roads won't be pretreated for winter weather following heavy rain
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Mo. roads won't be pretreated for winter weather following heavy rain

Date: January 29, 2013
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau

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Following heavy rain across the St. Louis region and most of the state, Missouri Department of Transportation crews won't be able to pretreat the roads for the possible winter weather.
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Wrap: MoDOT Crews will be watching the weather extra closely as forecasters call for the rain to turn into a wintery mix.

The MoDOT maintenance engineer for St. Louis is Becky Allmeroth. She says crews will be ready to go as soon as the temperature drops.

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Description: "This is one of those where we just have to play it by ear and have the trucks ready to go as soon as we see the precipitation changing over."

Allmeroth also says black ice is common when temperatures drop and the roads are already wet.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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Heavy rains are preventing the Missouri Department of Transportation from pretreating roads in front of possible winter weather.
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Wrap: MoDOT officials say trying to pretreat wet roads in front of possible winter weather would be a waste of resources because the treatments would just wash away.

Becky Allmeroth is the district maintenance engineer for the St. Louis region. She says these unusual weather events that bring both rain and snow keep crews watching the weather extra closely.

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Description: "It usually happens a couple times a year that we have an event that's like this. It's just one of those events that keeps us on our toes."

Allmeroth says whenever the temperature dips below freezing, crews will hit the road.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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