FIRST ALERT: Slick conditions on I-55 south of Sikeston, western KY

Western KY drivers urged to stay off roads

It is Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

This is a "feast or famine" weather storm on this First Alert Action Day. Some areas of the Heartland are getting ice and snow, others are getting nothing but wind and cold. Right now the heaviest snow will fall in western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee and southeastern Illinois, and in the Missouri bootheel south and east of I-55.

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Making Headlines:

Hazardous conditions: According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, several snow plows are off the road due to slick conditions. Authorities say if you're in extreme southeast Missouri, western Kentucky it might be best to stay off the road.

School closings: Around 60 schools remain closed in the Heartland today from Advance, Mo. to McCracken County, KY. Click here for a full list of closures.

Record setting: The blizzard menacing the Eastern United States could rank near the top 10 to ever hit the region. Current estimates suggest more than 2 feet will fall in Washington, a foot to 18 inches in Philadelphia and 8 inches to a foot in New York.

Disaster declaration: President Barack Obama signed a Missouri disaster declaration on Thursday, January 21 and ordered federal aid for state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe flooding. Cape Girardeau County is one of more than 30 counties on the list.

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