Check road conditions before you leave the house 1/23

Check road conditions before you leave the house 1/23
I-57 was shut down on Saturday evening due to multiple wrecks. (Source: Justin Bradford/Facebook)

(KFVS) - If you need to get out and drive, make sure you check road conditions first.

Missouri

Current traveler map shows many roads are snow and or ice covered in the northern part of the state. If you must...

Posted by Missouri State Highway Patrol on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation reported that most major routes are clear to partly covered, Some areas remain slick.

Illinois

Illinois State Routes are mostly clear with only scattered snow patches but the low temps are producing slick spots on some roads.

The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency said road conditions on Sunday morning were still ice/snow covered in most places throughout the county. Crews worked overnight. Travel is still discouraged, but if you must, they ask that you take it slow.

Interstate 57 was closed on Saturday evening between I-64 and North Rend Lake rest area due to numerous crashes. The Jefferson County EMA advised people to avoid I-57 due to the weather.

According to the Williamson County Fire Protection District and ISP, I-57 from Marion to Mt. Vernon was shut down on Saturday. There were major traffic delays due to multiple wrecks.

Kentucky

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office reported road conditions on Sunday evening were still hazardous with snow-covered roads and ice under the snow.

As of 12:30 a.m., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported KY 1255/Bonds Rd. was closed at the 1 to 2 mile marker in McCracken County due to floodwaters just west of the KY 450/Oaks Rd. intersection.

In Marshall County, KY 1462/Benton-Birmingham Rd. was closed at the Clarks River Bridge due to floodwaters.

According to KYTC, vehicles abandoned on the side of the road will be towed keep them from becoming an obstacle to other drivers.

I-69 in Kentucky saw several slide offs, but plows worked to improve the conditions. Three semi-trucks slid off the road, however, all lanes remained open.

Wind-chill is in the single digits as crews continue to work. Salt and other ice-fighting chemicals have reduced as the temperatures have dropped.

Drivers are urged to avoid the roads unless necessary. If you do venture out, be prepared for extreme weather conditions.

Vehicles that are stalled, become disabled, or are abandoned will be removed as quickly as possible.

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