Use caution when driving during winter weather, especially around snow plows, which have large blindspots.

The Missouri Department of Transportation warns drivers to use extreme caution during today’s evening commute.

Snow is expected to rapidly develop during the late afternoon and evening hours. According to the National Weather Service, this system will also bring a mix of freezing rain and drizzle late tonight.

Because of the timing of this event, bridges, overpasses and roads will be impacted. Driving conditions will be hazardous toward the end of Tuesday’s evening rush hour. Parts of the state could get as much as 4 inches of snow.

“Please don’t drive too fast for the conditions,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer/Chief Safety and Operations Officer. “Take it slow and don’t follow too closely. Be careful and leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you.”

Stay informed about Missouri road conditions by using MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, available online at www.modot.org, or through MoDOT’s smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android mobile devices.

To speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636)