Whenever there is a winter weather event as the meteorologists call snow and ice these days, IDOT does a much better/faster/cleaner job of getting the roads drive-able than does MoDOT. I go back and forth to the Illinois side a lot each week and the difference is obvious as soon as I cross the bridge. A couple of weeks ago during that evening rush hour ice event, MoDOT admitted the next day they had not pre-treated the roads. IDOT had pre-treated. Both agencies get the same weather forecast so what is the deal with MoDOT?
This morning ahead of predicted evening ice MoDOT spokesmen announced they will be pre-treating all day. We can only hope.