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Heartland road conditions 1/16

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Some continues to cover the Heartland on Tuesday, January 16.

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Watch a live ride along in Cape Girardeau, Mo. below.


According to MoDoT, the Dexter/Bloomfield area is particularly hazardous, but the roads are covered almost everywhere in the Missouri bootheel.

MoDoT is encouraging drivers to stay off roads.

Currently, roads are still icy on Interstate 55 but MoDoT crews are working to clear them up.

Overnight, Missouri Highway Patrol officials dealt with crashes in Pemiscot, Mississippi and New Madrid Counties.

Officials said there were crashes beginning around 11 p.m. that were finally cleared up early Tuesday morning before 5:30 a.m.

There were no major injuries.

One crash shut down Interstate 55 at the 30 mile-marker in Pemiscot County but the road has been reopened.

If you live in Missouriyou can click here to check the MoDOT Travelers map.

In Illinois, you can click here to check the IDOT winter road conditions map.

Check the road conditions in Kentucky by clicking here for the KYTC map.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, crews reported that most roads were covered across the Kentucky area. They are salting and plowing routes but officials said the extreme cold causes the chemicals to take longer to melt the snow. 

Road crews will continue working as long as it takes to clear their routes. They are currently focusing on interstates and other major routes. Motorists should expect impacts to their morning commutes.

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