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Missouri, Illinois officials issue travel advisory ahead of winter storm

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Interstate 64 closed during a recent ice storm in St. Charles County (MoDOT) Interstate 64 closed during a recent ice storm in St. Charles County (MoDOT)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory from late Thursday through Sunday due to the chance of significant amounts of ice. They said travel on Missouri roads should be avoided overnight Thursday into Friday through Sunday, according to a news release.

Friday's morning rush hour should be impacted by freezing rain.

Read: Winter Storm Watch issued for St. Louis area

“MoDOT crews will be out ahead of the storm using a mixture of chemicals and abrasives including salt brine and salt,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth in a news release. “Ice is the most difficult storm to fight. With large areas of the state expected to get a half inch or more, it can cause downed power lines and potential roadway closures. Motorists should avoid travel this weekend if at all possible.” 

In addition to the MoDOT release, the Illinois State Police issued a similar notice to drivers. 

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