(KMOV) – Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri due to severe winter weather sweeping across the state.
According to the governor’s office, the weather system has involved a mix of snow, sleet and ice throughout Missouri, with forecasts of 10 inches or more of snow in some parts of the state and a wintry mix across many other regions.
“A severe winter storm continues to bear down on communities across the state,” Gov. Nixon said. “Missouri stands ready to help communities in need and to deploy the resources to keep folks safe. I urge all Missourians to keep a close eye on the weather and avoid unnecessary travel.”
Missouri residents who need disaster information, shelter information and referrals are urged to call 211. The 211 Service is now available for most areas of Missouri. In areas where the 211 service is not operational, call 800-427-4626.
Here are some tips to protect yourself and your family:
Go to KMOV.com for weather reports and emergency information.
If you must drive, check KMOV.com’s traffic section for road conditions before leaving. Dial the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s emergency line - *55 from a cellular phone – if you encounter an accident while driving.
Check on the elderly and neighbors who may be in need of additional assistance. For information about emergency services and resources, visit MO.gov.