Icy roads causing major problems on I-64 in Metro-East - KMOV.com

Icy roads causing major problems on I-64 in Metro-East

(KMOV) -- Illinois State Police have their hands full today working with accidents due to icy conditions.

I-64 has reopened between Route 4 and Route 158 after an accident.

At one point, troopers shut down Interstate 64 in both directions near IL Route 158 due to a jackknifed semi-truck that collided with several cars.

I-64 east of O'Fallon, IL is described as a sheet of ice. Since the wintry mix started around 7:30 a.m. the Illinois State Police have responded to 63 crashes, with dozens of additional cars off into the ditches.

Another accident caused by icy conditions forced the closure of Interstate 64 in both directions. Authorities had to close the highway at Route 4 near Mascoutah, IL. According to reports, there were two overturned semi-trucks at that location.

As of right now, no major injuries have been reported.

A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is moving through the St. Louis area, creating these slick spots on the roads.

Light freezing rain, sleet, and snow is expected to keep falling on and off throughout the rest of the morning.

In metropolitan St. Louis, temperatures will warm above freezing between noon and 3:00 p.m., so mainly rain is expected for the evening rush hour.

The 4-Warn Storm Team will be monitoring the temperatures closely to let you know if there will be ice on the roads for the evening commute and for those traveling for the holidays.

If temperatures are still near 32 degrees between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., the evening drive could be an icy one.

Rain will continue into Wednesday morning, with some light snow possible before the wintry weather ends later Wednesday morning.

Stay tuned to News 4 and KMOV.com for the very latest weather information.

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