Missouri State Highway Patrol on travel safety during winter weather

(Jefferson County) As we inch closer to the official start of winter and having already experienced our first snowfall accumulation of the season, First responders are reminding people of the seasonal safety hazards.

Corporal Logan Bolton says drastic changes in weather with deteriorating conditions poses one of the greatest risks to motorists this time of year.

At times when there is either snow or ice accumulation on the roads the best thing to do is stay home; however, if you have to get out, Corporal Bolton suggests increasing your following distance between other vehicles.

The official start of the Winter season is on Wednesday, December 21st.