Several wrecks occur in St. Louis area due to icy roads


(KMOV) – Several wrecks occurred in the St. Louis-area Tuesday morning as road conditions remained poor in the wake of a winter storm earlier in the week.

A red pick-up truck overturned on Interstate 70 in Florissant around 6:15 a.m., and a car struck a median near the intersection of Page and Hanley five minutes later.

At 6:30 a.m., a white pickup truck crashed on Interstate 70 southbound near Olive.

A two-vehicle wreck on westbound Interstate 64 caused lane closures near the Clayton exit. A westbound lane was also closed on the Interstate near Forest Park at one point.

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Eastbound Interstate 270 was also backed up at the Chain of Rocks Bridge after a semi crashed into a pickup truck.

A water main break also caused ice to form on Highway 367 just south of Interstate 270, leading to a single-vehicle accident.

Those were just some of the plethora of wrecks reported in the region Tuesday morning, causing slowed traffic on many area highways.

No major injuries were reported.  

Officials say road conditions - while improved since Monday - remained poor because temperatures were too cold for or salt products to melt ice left.

Two road deaths in Missouri have been blamed on the weather.  In St. Louis, a driver was killed when his or her car apparently slid on ice on Interstate 44 and collided with a tractor trailer. The victim's identity wasn't disclosed.

Related: Photos of fatal wreck on Interstate 44

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 1-year-old Easton boy, Kiber Williams, died after the car he was in crashed head-on with a snowplow near St. Joseph on Monday.