Christmas travel begins, safety tips and active map and app links

Joplin News First

JOPLIN, Mo. — We got a message that a prank was happening on Friday on the Southwest corner of 20th and Kenser in Duquesne. The family went to work and a neighbor conspired with other family members to have Uncle Eddy appear early!

Isn’t that the worst when family or Uncle Eddy shows up too early? And possibly even unwelcomed?

“Get something nice for yourself too Clark,” Uncle Eddy would say. He’d also remind us that, “The @$#&% is all full!”.

Our real story…

Friday begins the travel period for Christmas as kids are out of school and work breaks begin. Here are some links to active maps and also apps where you can keep updated while traveling on the road.


MODOT camera image from Monday Dec 16 at Leawood I-44 Joplin

Missouri Department of Transportation have an active map if you are on a desktop. Otherwise you have to download their APP. There are too many bells and whistles to load actively on a phone or ipad. CLICK HERE FOR iOS/APPLE or CLICK HERE FOR ANDROID


KanDrive image 166 at Chetopa camera

KanDrive is the website of the Kansas Department of Transportation. CLICK HERE to access the KanDrive Portal. You can see roadside cameras, road conditions, crashes, slow downs.


I-44 and 240 in Tulsa

Just like Kansas, Oklahoma has it all on their portal too. CLICK here to access it on a phone or desktop.


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