(Jefferson City)–A little later today, Missouri roads and highways will see heavier traffic as people head home after the Christmas holiday. The 2020 Christmas holiday crash counting period will end tonight at 11:59. If faced with a traffic emergency, motorists can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at one-800-525-5555 or Star 55 on the cellphone. This emergency number will ring into the nearest Highway Patrol headquarters. Motorists should use this number if they are in a traffic crash witness a crash or crime, or observe a stranded motorist in need of assistance, or other traffic emergencies.