First snowfall of 2014 leaves slick St. Louis-area roads

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 8:49 AM

ST. LOUIS -- Winter weather wreaked havoc on some roadways in the St. Louis area.

A few inches of dry snow fell on parts of the state Wednesday night and Thursday morning, including St. Louis, and blustery wind didn’t’ help.

Several accidents were reported. A semi jack-knifed on Interstate 44 near Six Flags St. Louis during Thursday morning rush hour, shutting down eastbound lanes.

Meanwhile, the ramp off of Interstate 64 at Kingshighway in the city was so icy police had to shut it down, leaving a long line of commuters waiting in the exit lane.

Several slide-offs occurred, but the Missouri State Highway Patrol did not have any immediate reports of fatalities.

Lambert Airport in St. Louis reported a few cancellations and delays, but most flights were arriving and departing on time.

 

News 4 This Morning’s Steve Harris, Mike Colombo and Laura Hettiger were out testing various roads around the News 4 Viewing area.  

Watch the video above to see what they saw. 

 

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