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Sunday morning slowed down by layer of ice over the city

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A fire truck slid into a parked vehicle in Tower Grove early Sunday morning due to icy roads. (Credit: KMOV) A fire truck slid into a parked vehicle in Tower Grove early Sunday morning due to icy roads. (Credit: KMOV)
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Many in St. Louis woke up to a thin layer of ice on Sunday morning, left from overnight freezing rain. It covered cars, sidewalks and streets. The interstates remained pretty drivable, but the side streets saw a lot of issues. 

Around 5 a.m. Sunday, streets were slick enough to spin a St. Louis Fire Department truck sideways in Tower Grove South. It crashed into a parked vehicle. No one was injured, and the only damage was a broken tail light on the parked car. 

Those who woke up early, some going to church, others for work, got behind schedule because they had to scrape ice off their cars or leave the car in idle to warm up.

"It's stalling us because we're normally on time for everything," said Phillips Sporling, who lives in South City and had to scrape ice off his vehicle before work. 

For those who have lived in the city most of their lives, they were not surprised by this extreme weather change, after temperatures were in the 60s just two days ago.

"That's St. Louis, right? That's St. Louis," chuckled Kurt Longworth, a South City resident who woke up early with his wife to salt their sidewalk. "We try to be prepared. We're St. Louisans... we get it."

The couple also spent the morning moving their cars a little more off the street than normal.

"We've been clipped a couple of times on this street, so when it gets snowy or icy, I tend to park a little higher on the grass just to play it safe," said Longworth.

After getting a tease of warmer temperatures a few times this winter, some people are getting antsy.

"I can't wait for the heat," said Sporling.

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