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Roofs "popping" in the cold, IL couple stuck for more than 12 hours on I-70 because of weather

Residents in Poplar Bluff say their electric bills are twice as high as the month before, and blame it on more than the cold. Residents in Poplar Bluff say their electric bills are twice as high as the month before, and blame it on more than the cold.
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Superintendent said there are several factors that determine class cancellations. The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Superintendent said there are several factors that determine class cancellations.
Frigid temperatures caused a pipe to burst at Tri-C Elementary in Carterville Monday night. Frigid temperatures caused a pipe to burst at Tri-C Elementary in Carterville Monday night.
Workers at Rend Lake Conservancy District are dealing with parts of a lake that began freezing. The lake is used as part of a water source. Workers at Rend Lake Conservancy District are dealing with parts of a lake that began freezing. The lake is used as part of a water source.

Good evening,

Have you heard a loud pop coming from your roof recently? Is it from the cold temperatures, and could it cause any structural damage to your home? Todd Tumminia looked into this and will have more tonight on Heartland News.

A southern Illinois couple is glad to be back home tonight after they spent more than 12 hours stuck on Interstate 70 over the weekend. Arnold Wyrick talked to Dani and Drew Robison about their experience. Watch their story tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Carterville Fire responded to an alarm at Tri-C Elementary Monday night. When crews arrived, they didn't find a fire, they found a burst pipe and a huge mess. Rachel Gartner talked to the superintendent about the damage. You can click here to see what he said.

You know it's cold when parts of a lake begin to freeze, and what if that lake were used as a water source? That's what workers are dealing with at Rend Lake Conservancy District.

Below freezing temperatures stalled IDOT crews from laying down chemicals used to melt ice on roads, causing some delays in Illinois. Anything below 20 degrees, salt becomes less effective. Thus, crews haven't been able to treat the roads as best they can until Tuesday.

Many of us are not looking forward to our next heating bill considering how cold it has been in the Heartland. Some people say their bills are twice as high as the month before. Kadee Brosseau talked to residents in Poplar Bluff about their bills. You can click here for the story.

Want to know what goes into making the decision to cancel school? Well, we talked with Cape Girardeau Public Schools Superintendent Jim Welker, and he said there are several factors, including a combination of cold weather and icy roads.

Advance residents should not drink the water until further notice, according to Shelby Herrington with the city. It has too much chlorine in it because of a mechanical issue.

The main Murray State campus is closed through at least Wednesday night, according to the university. The freezing weather has damaged water pipes and other equipment.

Every time someone wants to own a gun, whether it's new or passed down, they have to fill out a firearms transaction record. Allison Twaits talked to a gun shop owner today who said he agreed with the shop owner being responsible for calling in the applications for their customers, but thinks the $2 fee for every one they do is unfair. You can click here for more.

In national news, a U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in the coastal marshes of eastern England during a training mission on Tuesday night, killing all four crew members aboard, officials said. The helicopter crashed at about 6 p.m. local time near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast, a statement from the U.S. Air Force said.

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