From staff reports
JOPLIN, Mo. —
The Joplin Police Department has initiated emergency road conditions.
Under these conditions, the department asks all drivers to only venture out if it is absolutely necessary. If you are involved in an accident and no one is injured, the drivers are to exchange information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance companies, and policy numbers.
Officers will respond to any accident involving injuries or where one of the drivers leaves the scene without exchanging information.
Drivers who are involved in a non-injury accident during the storm and would like an accident report may come to the Joplin Police Department after weather conditions improve and complete a form.
The contact person is Cpl. Dan Haskins, with the traffic unit of the Joplin Police Department, at 417-627-8880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.