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All area schools open; most roads on Fort Leonard Wood in good condition
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (Feb. 11, 2010) — After several days in which most area schools except the Waynesville R-VI School District closed their doors due to icy and snow-covered roads in rural areas, all area school districts are open today and Fort Leonard Wood personnel should report at their normal duty time.

As of 4 a.m., Fort Leonard Wood reported no crashes. Primary and secondary roads in the cantonment area of Fort Leonard Wood are in “green” condition, which means that weather is not causing any traffic problems, as are Fort Leonard Wood Route 1 south of the Forney Field airport, primary and secondary range roads, the East Gate and Polla Road leading to the West Gate.

An exception is Kansas Avenue, a secondary cantonment area road which is in “amber” condition, which means driving is “difficult to hazardous” and motorists need to slow at least 10 mph below posted limits to maintain traction and a safe stopping distance.

Primary and secondary housing roads, cantonment training areas, most ranges and most unimproved range roads, Forney Field, TMP troop transport and TSB ammunition delivery are all in amber condition. Exceptions include Fort Leonard Wood Route 20, Route 37, and Route H, all of which are in “red” condition, which means most intersections present difficult or no stopping conditions and traffic moving faster than 10 to 15 mph runs the risk of losing traction.

All scheduled training ranges are open although they’re in amber condition, but most training areas are in “red” condition except TA 192 which is in “amber” condition and TA 228, 251 and 236, which are in “green” condition.

According to the Springfield office of the National Weather Service, today will be the first day since the weekend with high temperatures expected to be above freezing. Skies today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Wind chill values will be as low as 16 degrees due to a calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Skies tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 20 degrees and an east wind at 7 mph becoming south. There’s a slight chance of rain and snow tomorrow afternoon with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 40.

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