Single-digit temps keep St. Louis-area roads dicey

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 6:35 AM

(KMOV) -- A couple waves of sleet and snow hit the St. Louis area Sunday and Monday, creating icy and slippery road conditions for drivers in the region.

And with wind chills below 0 degrees Monday, the roads are not expected to get much better.

Most of the interstates in the St. Louis area were cleared, though I-55 south of the Metropolitan area had among the worst conditions in the state. The outer roads on most of the interstates were still snow covered as well. 

Those conditions had the Missouri Highway Patrol warning residents to stay off the roads if possible.

“It’s going to be a treacherous travel day, so everybody really needs to stay put if they can,” Sgt. Al Nothum with the Missouri Highway Patrol told News 4 on Sunday. “You’re not only doing yourself a favor, but all emergency crews and MoDOT as well so they can get out there on the roadways and do their thing.”

While no major wrecks had been reported during the Monday morning commute, much of that could be attributed to the more than 600-plus schools that canceled classes.

Nothum said anyone stranded on the road should use their phone to call *55, which will send the caller to the nearest Highway Patrol headquarters.

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