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First Alert: Black ice a concern overnight

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Black ice will be a concern in the Heartland on Tuesday evening and overnight.

Roads where snow melted will freeze over by 8 p.m. The wind helped out with water evaporation on roads; however, many side roads still have some snow and snow melt on them.

A winter weather advisory was issued for parts of the Heartland earlier on Tuesday when snow showers moved through the area.

There was enough snow to cancel classes at McCracken County Public Schools.

Farmington R7 also called off class on Tuesday because of inclement weather. Residents say roads were covered with about a half-inch of snow.

Paducah Public Schools will be in session Friday, March 4 to make up a snow day, but CLICK HERE for a full list of school closures.

Law enforcement across the Heartland asked drivers to slow down and allow additional stopping distance.

In Cape Girardeau on Tuesday morning, police responded to two car crashes at near the intersection of Bertling Hill and Big Bend that are weather related.

Cape Girardeau Police say drivers are also having difficulty with the conditions at Lexinton and Cape Rock.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department is asking drivers to stay off the roads if possible, so crews can treat them.

The sheriff's department reported slick conditions and deputies responded to multiple calls for people sliding off the road. However, no serious accidents were reported.

Paducah police closed the Beltline Overpass after it was blocked by an earlier crash.

KYTC reported several crashes on the John Puryear Drive Overpass on Paducah's south side. 

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, district 1 crews were out treating highways in Crittenden County since about midnight where parts of the county received about an inch of accumulation overnight. 

KYTC reports Ballard, Carlisle, Calloway, and Trigg have put trucks on the road to spread salt early on Tuesday morning.

In Calloway County, there was enough accumulation to plow in some areas.

In district 1, crews focused on "A" snow priority routes overnight. Most were down to wet pavement with a few slushy spots. 

District 2 crews worked to clear "B" and "C" priority routes in an attempt to improve driving conditions for the morning commute.

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