MoDoT ran its practice routes Thursday

Thursday, MoDoT readied its trucks and drivers for winter weather in a state-wide drill.

District Maintenance Engineer Jason Shafer says that means most staff are ready to drive a dump truck.

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:22   :things again.

Shafer says after last year’s abnormal snow, the transportation department has improved communication and road reporting.

and he says the weather service is unsure what to expect for mid-Missouri this winter, but it could be milder without El Nino patterns in the forecast.

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    :18 :this winter.

MODOT spent more than 64 million dollars on winter operations last year.

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