According to the patrol, eight fatalities accidents occurred in a 24-hour period due to snow and ice covered roads.
Troopers suggest checking the weather before traveling and adjusting plains if winter weather has an impact on travel routes.
The highway patrol also says to never use cruise control unless roads are dry and use appropriate speed based on road conditions.
The highway patrol offers a road condition map through its website: mshp.dps.mo.gov, and also suggests using MoDOT'S travel information map at modot.com.
If you are involved in a crash or need to report a highway emergency, call the patrol at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on cell phones.