CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Highway Patrol Troop E was reporting crashes in southeast Missouri due to icy roads. Three MoDOT plow trucks tipped over due to icy conditions as well.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said around 9 p.m. that all roadways in southeast Missouri were snow covered.
Troopers say Troop E officers worked a number of weather related incidents with most of them in the eastern and southeastern parts of Troop E.
Mo. Highway Patrol reports
As of 8:45 a.m. Monday:
Butler County - US 67 partly covered - secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Bollinger County - MO 34 partly covered - secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Cape Girardeau County - I-55 partly covered - secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Dunklin County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Iron County - roadways near normal
Madison County - US 67 near normal - secondary roadways partly covered
Mississippi County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
New Madrid County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Pemiscot County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Ripley County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Scott County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Stoddard County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Wayne County - US 67 partly covered - secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Mt. Auburn in Cape Girardeau had to be closed from Themis St. to Westfield because of a number of crashes due very slick conditions, according to Cape Girardeau Police. They say no reported serious injuries were reported. Officer Darin Hickey says it opened back to traffic around 4 p.m. Sunday.
According to Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a semi truck hauling ice cream overturned on US 60 in Ballard County near mile marker 13 around 11:30 Sunday night. One lane is now open to traffic, but there is no detour because side roads are snow covered.
As of 6 a.m. Monday:
Travel remains difficult across most of the region.
Crews are making some headway on "A" Snow Priority Routes as the snow has stopped or trailed off to flurries at most locations.
Public is urged to avoid unnecessary travel as many "B" and "C" Snow Priority Routes are snow covered.
All counties still plowing and treating. All contract trucks being utilized. Crews are making progress on A routes.
Plowing & treating: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Trigg
In District 2: Snow has ended in most counties with a band of light snow showers in spotty locations moving through. Parkway conditions have improved a little across the district. Crews are making some headway now that the snow has let up.
Plowing & treating: Caldwell, Christian, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Webster
Slick spots reported pretty much all over western Ky. Sleet was reported along Tennessee border in Graves, Calloway and Trigg.
Crews are rolling across a wide swath of the state Monday morning. In most areas, crews are treating roadways. In central and northeastern Kentucky, crews are plowing roads and treating problem spots.
The KYTC reminds drivers to:
- Exercise greater caution when driving and slow down.
- Be prepared for slick conditions.
- Give a wide berth to snow plows and other heavy highway equipment.
- Eliminate distractions while behind the wheel.
With the recent snow, ice and extremely low temperatures, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is requesting travelers to look for potentially stranded drivers. If you see or suspect that someone is stranded, please call 911 or contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.
KSP asks citizens to refrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions. Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov
The cabinet's SAFE Patrol is available to assist drivers whose vehicles become disabled on Kentucky interstates and parkways. For SAFE Patrol assistance, call 511 or toll-free at 1-877-FOR-KYTC (1-877-367-5982).
As of 11 a.m. Monday, IDOT is reporting Interstates are still semi covered with snow and ice. On I-24, from the Kentucky line to I-57, it is reported 25 percent snow and ice covered. On I-57, from the Missouri line to Mount Vernon is reported to be 50 percent covered at this time.
Other crash reports
Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, McCracken County deputies responded to an injury crash in the median to I24E, near the 10 mile marker.
Crash investigators say Penny Free, 63, of Paducah, was traveling eastbound on I-24E with her 5 year old granddaughter.
Due to the inclement weather, Free lost control of her Buick Roadmaster, causing her to spin around and strike a semi-truck traveling behind her, driven by Clyde Tatum, 54, of Detroit, MI.
Both vehicles ended up in the median of I24.
One lane of traffic was closed down for approximately 45 minutes while the semi-truck was pulled from the median.
Free was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries..
Deputies were assisted on scene by Mercy EMS and Reidland Fire Department.
Keith Gentry with MoDOT says no one was hurt when a plow truck tipped over on Route A near New Hamburg. He says three MoDOT trucks have tipped over due to black ice and slick conditions. No one was inured in the tip overs.