(KFVS) - A First Alert Action Day has been declared through Saturday morning, Jan. 12.
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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.
According to Iron County 911, hazardous road conditions are across parts of the county and limit travel if possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Illinois State Police Dist. 22 posted this update on road conditions in Goreville:
Roadways are getting extremely slick in northern parts of Randolph 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.
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.