ST. LOUIS ( -- Scattered snow showers that melted and refroze Friday night caused a flurry of accidents across the St. Louis area. 

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A little after 9 p.m., St. Clair County confirmed a multi-vehicle accident, with as many as 10 cars involved. The accident caused Route 15 at Shrine Highway in Belleville to be shut down. 

News 4 crews arrived on the scene to discover icy conditions on the roadways, which more than likely the cause of the accident.  

Just past 8 p.m., an accident shut down all lanes of eastbound Interstate 44 at Interstate 55. Traffic was backed up for two miles past Jefferson Avenue.

Drivers were also advised to use an alternate route after a crash closed Highway US 67 at the Missouri River in St. Charles County.

Near Maryland Heights, a white pickup truck struck a traffic pole. The traffic signal was damaged and was hanging from its pole near the intersection of Lindbergh Blvd and Midland Avenue. 

Two accidents on southbound Interstate 170 also snarled traffic for drivers. In St. Louis County, emergency crews responded to a crash near Airport Road and another crash near Page Avenue.

Both accidents shut down three lanes of traffic.

There were also reports of numerous minor accidents on overpasses in downtown St. Louis, especially near Enterprise Center where Blues fans watched the team's victory over the San Jose Sharks. 

There are no reports of injuries at this time. 

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