Roads still slick, large business fire, winter wonderland pics

Roads still slick, large business fire, winter wonderland pics
Emergency crews responded to Christian Kargs machine shop at C & N Kargs Farms on Howardton Road and Route 3 in Grand Tower.
Emergency crews responded to Christian Kargs machine shop at C & N Kargs Farms on Howardton Road and Route 3 in Grand Tower.
Dexter, MO (Source: Heather Noble/cNews)
Dexter, MO (Source: Heather Noble/cNews)
Jonesboro, IL (Source: Stphanie Murphy/cNews)
Jonesboro, IL (Source: Stphanie Murphy/cNews)

Good afternoon to you! I hope you're able to stay safe and warm.

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Roads are still slick today as more people ventured out in their vehicles. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging people to stay home unless it is an emergency to allow road crews to do their jobs.

One location particularly plagued with crashes this morning is Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County, Missouri between the 26 and 28 mile markers in the southbound lanes. Corporal Clark Parrott says the highway patrol worked between six to seven crashes or slide offs in that area. Most are minor crashes. One crash involved two semi trucks with minor injuries. Use caution on the roads and expect delays on I-55, especially as crews work to clean up wrecks.

Three fire departments battled a large machine shop fire near Grand Tower, Illinois. Arnold Wyrick was on the scene and brings us the latest.

Dozens of churches have called off services tonight and tomorrow. Keep checking our ever growing list of event and business closings.

Bitter cold didn't stop a group of southeast Missouri runners from competing on a snow-covered course.

We added some spectacular pictures to our Winter Storm '13 slideshow!

Keep checking our Winter Storm '13 category for complete coverage.

Yes, you can overdose on caffeine. It's caffeine poisoning, kind of like food poisoning, and there are ways to tell that you've got it. In extreme cases, it can cause death.

About 2,500 gathered at Pearl Harbor today to remember those killed in the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.

South Africa expects overwhelming crowds and a host of world leaders to attend services honoring late President Nelson Mandela, though with the ceremonies only days away officials acknowledged today they couldn't offer any specifics yet.

Stay safe!

Christy Hendricks
Digital Content Director
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