Weather forecasts are calling for around five inches of snow in northeast Missouri and western Illinois by Saturday morning. Smaller snow totals last Sunday contributed to several traffic crashes as motorists seemed to forget a few things over the summer. Snow and ice increase stopping distances and it's a good idea to keep tabs on weather and road conditions. MODOT's website at has up-to-date road conditions.

Interview with Sergeant Brent Bernhardt of the Missouri State Highway Patrol