Iowa DOT News Release

Missouri DOT closes U.S. 136 between Lancaster (U.S. 63) and Wayland (U.S. 27)

Posted on: December 20, 2012

This news release is being redistributed by the Iowa Department of Transportation as a courtesy to the Missouri DOT.

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at 1-888 ASK MODOT

HANNIBAL - Dec. 20, 2012 - The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed U.S. 136 between Lancaster (U.S. 63) and Wayland (U.S. 27) due to poor visibility, travel is not advised on this stretch of highway. Drivers should exit the highway at the next exit where they can find shelter. Continued travel in the area is dangerous.

MoDOT crews are out in full force plowing snow off of major highways. Regardless, MoDOT says the winter weather makes travel hazardous and urges motorists stay put until the snow stops and roads are clear. 

Drivers can find current road conditions by visiting MoDOT's Traveler Information Map at or by calling toll-free, 1-888-ASK MODOT (888-275-6636). The map is updated continuously when bad weather hits, and the toll free line is answered 24-hours a day.

Iowa highway in the evening