(KMOV) – Your morning commute likely took a little longer on Monday, as drivers navigated slick, icy streets in the Metro area.
Drivers had plenty of complaints about the main roads. At the same time, the Missouri Department of Transportation recently announced a plan to save $10 million each year in snow plowing costs.
In the past, MoDOT says it would plow the roads it was responsible for until all the snow was gone. But this year, MoDOT says it won’t keep crews on overtime or working overnight to do that. If there’s a ribbon of snow down the white lines or on the shoulders, it says it will stay there for the morning crew.
MoDOT also says that motorists are just as safe this year as they were last year. However, they will need to adjust their speeds for the road conditions.
MoDOT says it wants to save $10 million in snow removal and use that money for asphalt to repair minor roads in the summer.
To read MoDOT’s statement on its cost-savings plan, click here.