Snow causes travel troubles in Southeast Missouri

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Snow and wet roads led to some dangerous travel Tuesday.

Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Clark Parrot says they worked a number of wrecks Tuesday due to the weather and slick road conditions.

"The roads in town are kind of slick and I have to get on the highway so I'm going to be very careful, make sure I don't take any chances, watch my speed," said Randy Dooley. "Just try to be careful, watch for other people too."

But, people like Dooley said they can't stay home and watch the snow from indoors. People tell me they have work they have to get to.

"I've got some deliveries I've got to make, so I'm going to do that and I'm going to try to make those tonight," said Dooley.

Others said they didn't want to risk the slick roads.

"I called my friend off of work and told him not to come in because he lives all the way in New Madrid and like I called everybody and was like everybody please be careful," said Bianca Johnson.

She said the snow started light, but by Tuesday afternoon, hit full force.

"It like turned into bigger snowflakes, as the snow kept falling it like just got big we went outside and played in it," said Johnson.

Leonard Crewse is from Nashville and traveled through the Heartland Tuesday.

"We ran into around Dexter, it started getting to be a solid sheet of ice," said Crewse. "About 40 to 50 miles an hour, and it's okay until somebody passes you and throws up slush on your windshield."

Authorities encourage drivers to go slow, keep of their cell phones, and steer clear of emergency vehicles.

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