First snow causes traffic trouble around St. Louis - KMOV.com

First snow causes traffic trouble around St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOV/AP) -- A little bit of snow causes a lot of traffic problems in the St. Louis area.

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Less than an inch of snow fell early Monday, but it was enough to cause some slick spots for drivers during the morning commute. Dozens of accidents were reported, causing shutdown or slow-going on several interstates and other major roadways.

The Eads Bridge was also temporarily shut down Monday morning due to an accident.

So far, no serious injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

The snow is expected to taper off to flurries before endingthis afternoon.

Additional accumulations will be around an inch or less in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Most of it will melt on the above-freezing pavement.

Temperatures will barely dip below freezing today, but most treated roads should be wet rather than icy. Untreated surfaces may develop patches of ice.

The Illinois counties under the winter weather advisory include Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, and Montgomery.

An additionalinch of snow is possible in these counties through Monday morning.

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