You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the highway again today and through Christmas, as authorities work to make safety a priority through the holiday season.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz tells Missourinet holiday drivers will impact traffic patterns.

Hotz says seven people were killed in Missouri during the 2017 Christmas holiday counting period, while another 541 suffered injuries.

Captain Hotz encourages anyone with weather or road questions to call the toll-free Road Condition report number, which is 1-888-275-6636.