Icy conditions, school closings and more Thursday evening - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Icy conditions, school closings and more Thursday evening

This is Highway 61 by Fruitland and Old Appleton (Source: cNews) This is Highway 61 by Fruitland and Old Appleton (Source: cNews)
Fire at Wise Guys in Carbondale caused by snapped power lines. (Source: Arnold Wyrick, Heartland News) Fire at Wise Guys in Carbondale caused by snapped power lines. (Source: Arnold Wyrick, Heartland News)
The LSU-Mizzou game has been postponed due to the weather. The LSU-Mizzou game has been postponed due to the weather.
I-Team report this week on products being sold in Portageville that have citizens and authorities concerned. I-Team report this week on products being sold in Portageville that have citizens and authorities concerned.

Hello everyone, I hope you're staying safe and warm at home.

You can make sure to watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for the latest for the latest on school closings, road conditions and more icy weather news.

You can click here for a list of current school closings. If you're reading this on your phone, the link will not work for you. However, you can go to our KFVS News App and the listings will be at the top. You can also sign up for our e-mail and text alerts by clicking here.

Some weather-related stories we've been working on today include Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after the severe winter storm. You can click here to read more. We've also included in this story some power outages throughout the Heartland and travel safety tips.

Snapped power lines in Carbondale caused a fire at Wise Guy's Pizza. Arnold Wyrick will have more on this at 10.

We have been updating a slideshow all day that now contains almost 150 pictures from viewers of the icy weather in their area. You can send us your pictures to cNews@kfvs12.com. Don't forget to include your name and where you're from.

In sports, the LSU-Mizzou game has been postponed due to the snow. It will be Friday at 1 p.m.

Holly Brantley will bring us more about several fights that broke out between basketball games in Mounds at regional tournament Wednesday night.

In case you missed it, the I-Team special report this week features Kathy Sweeney seeking answers for concerned citizens in New Madrid County about a substance being sold as aromatherapy, incense, spice, and potpourri for $30 a package. This substance looks like products we've shown you in the past that have later tested positive for synthetic pot. Find out what one Portageville businessman selling these products has to say by clicking here.

We've been getting some calls into the newsroom about people not able to see us on-air. It's most likely a signal issue. We recommend calling your cable provider. If you don't have a cable provider, we recommend giving it a few minutes. With the icy and rainy weather, the signal may not be that strong. If possible, you can always watch our newscasts online at kfvs12.com or on your phone with our News app.

I hope everyone has a good night and if you have school or work tomorrow, be careful on the roads!

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

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