MARYVILLE, Mo. — Icy conditions and expectations for more severe winter weather are making travel dangerous and closing events across Nodaway County Friday.
The city of Maryville will enact its Emergency Snow Route ordinance effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, according to a Facebook post by City Manager Greg McDanel.
"Thank you for your cooperation in assisting our crews," noted his post. "Drive slow and safe."
You can keep track of early school dismissals and closings on this page, and many other organizations are canceling events and closing their doors Friday and into the weekend. The National Weather Service is calling for more wintry mix Friday evening, changing over to snow over the weekend that could accumulate up to 7 inches.
The Missouri Department of Transportation warned Friday that whiteout conditions are likely through the weekend. Because of the high winds, MoDOT said snow plows may not be able to keep up with the storm as it's happening. If drivers must travel, MoDOT suggests making sure the vehicle has a full tank of gas, the driver has a charged cell phone, to leave plenty of room between vehicles on the road and to wear a seat belt.
In preparation for the winter weather, residents can prepare by taking precautions like covering car windshields to cut down on time spent scraping, and using melting agents on sidewalks and driveways.
Some of the responses so far are:
Maryville City Hall closes at 12:30 p.m.
Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce closes at 1 p.m.
Maryville License Bureau closes at 1 p.m.
Maryville Community Center closes at 4 p.m.