MoDOT’s annual Winter Weather Drill will be this Thursday. Motorists may notice an increased number of MoDOT vehicles on state routes during the drill, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. in rural areas and 9:00 a.m. in urban areas. The exercise should be completed by 3:00 p.m.
With turnover rates and many positions still open, driver training on this day is more critical than ever. MoDOT Chief Safety and Operations Officer Becky Allmeroth says, “Nearly 27% of our snowplow operators have less than three years of experience. Those three years did not include many significant winter storms, making this training more critical than ever.”