I-70 re-opened from Wentzville to Kansas City

Interstate 70 from Wentzville to Kansas City re-opened early today after an overnight closure and most area interstates are still mostly covered following this week’s winter storm.

Interstate 44 remains closed at the Missouri-Oklahoma state line.

The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol closed Interstate 70 yesterday when winter conditions made that stretch of highway impassable. Since Monday, snow accumulations of 3 to 10 inches covered the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles and Franklin County. Up to 24 inches of snow were reported in the northeast portion of the state.

Interstate 70, as well as most interstates and arterial roads in the St. Louis area, are still mostly or partly covered with hard-packed snow and sleet. The National Weather Service predicts that with the exception of bitterly cold temperatures and powerful winds, the storm is virtually over for the region.

“Snow, sleet on the roads combined with the low temperatures and wind gusts of 30 miles per hour can still be dangerous and motorists should definitely drive for conditions, if they choose to travel,” Ed Hassinger, MoDOT’s district engineer in St. Louis, stated in a news release.

MoDOT crews remain hard at work, plowing area roads to make them passable in blowing snow and icy conditions. Crews worked 24 hours a day (two 12-hour shifts) to address the changing conditions of the storm.

For more information on traffic and road conditions, visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at

or call (888) ASK MODOT.