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St. Charles County residents say MoDOTs winter weather efforts arent enough

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(KMOV) -- Icy conditions sent a 61-year-old woman off of a stretch of Highway F last month, and now, people who live in the area say the Missouri Department of Transportation isn't doing a good job of clearing the road.

Resident Sandie McKee spent much of the day snowed in.  She lives off of Highway F, the same stretch of road where her neighbor LaDonna Weeks died on December 13th, 2010.

“Would you want your child riding on a school bus on that road the way it is tonight,” asked McKee. “I wouldn't."

 

MoDOT's area engineer for St. Charles County says it’s a matter of manpower.  Eight trucks work that area of southern St Charles County.  Crews concentrate their snow plowing efforts on the more heavily traveled roads. 

 

Crews eventually make their way to that section of Highway F. News 4 did see a truck plowing late Tuesday night, but Sandie McKee believes more could be done. 

The MoDOT area engineer in St. Charles County says it’s not realistic to get more trucks in the area for future snow storms. It is trying to streamline operations to do more with less.

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