Check road conditions before heading out

(KFVS) - A First Alert Action Day has been declared through Saturday morning, Jan. 12.

Check travelers maps for your state:

Missouri

As of 8:00 am this morning,MSHP has responded to: • 2968 calls for service • 1252 stranded motorists • 723 crashes •...

Posted by Missouri State Highway Patrol on Saturday, January 12, 2019

Cape Girardeau County

According to Sgt. Clark Parrott with Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E, there were 215 calls for service, 34 stranded drivers, 27 crashes and 3 injuries as of 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

Iron County

According to Iron County 911, hazardous road conditions are across parts of the county and limit travel if possible.

Perry County

According to Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Highway 51 at McBride Hill was temporarily shut down as MoDOT worked to clear the roadway of several vehicles. Traffic was backed up around 7:45 p.m. and Hwy. 51 reopened around 8:30 p.m.

All local, county, and state roadways are completely snow covered. Road crews are out conducting snow removal activities. If you must travel please allow for extra time to make it to your destination safely.

Posted by Perry County Emergency Management Agency on Friday, January 11, 2019

Roads are snow covered and slick creating hazardous driving conditions. Please do not travel unless necessary and use caution if you must.

Corporal Juston Wheetley with Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C said if you do slide-off, be prepared for it to take a while for crews to get to you due to a large response needed farther north.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C is also reporting they have responded to 595 calls for service, 269 stranded motorists and 183 crashes as of 8 p.m.

Scott County

Huge shout out to Scott City Public Works for the work they are putting into keeping our roads cleared! Their hard work...

Posted by Scott City Firefighters on Friday, January 11, 2019

Illinois

Roadway Update - Saturday 2:00 A.M. - The interstates have improved significantly thanks to the IDOT's amazing...

Posted by Illinois State Police District 13 DuQuoin on Friday, January 11, 2019

Franklin County

Northbound I-57 at the 72 mile marker near Benton is now open after it was backed up for several miles due to a semi-truck blocking traffic. Officials worked to remove the vehicles involved. The Franklin County EMA discourages travel due to the road conditions.

Perry County

Illinois State Police Dist. 13 at Du Quoin reports they have answered 62 calls for motorist assists and handled 39 calls for crashes since 3:30 p.m. on Friday. They say that if you slide off, to stay in your vehicle so you don’t get hit and give IDOT the space they need to clear the roads.

Johnson County

Illinois State Police Dist. 22 posted this update on road conditions in Goreville:

Update on weather. Route 37 North of Goreville.

Posted by Illinois State Police District 22 Ullin on Friday, January 11, 2019

Randolph County

Roadways are getting extremely slick in northern parts of Randolph County.

Saline County

A 70-year-old driver from Eldorado, Illinois was taken to an area hospital after a winter weather related crash involving a semi truck in Saline County on Friday, January 12.

Kentucky

Crittenden County and Livingston County received the most snow and had trucks on the road into the early morning hours. Marshall County also had trucks on the road spreading salt during the night. In most other counties the pre-treating on Friday and warm pavement temperatures were able to overcome the snow and winter mix as it fell.

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