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Pileup crash closes Interstate 55 near Portageville

(KFVS) - The north and southbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Portageville are closed after a pileup at the 32 mile marker, according to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department.

At least four people have been seriously injured, according to the Portageville Police Department.

The Portageville Police Chief was involved in pileup crash when a vehicle hit his car.  He is OK.

In an unrelated crash, a Portageville school bus slid off off 7th Street near the railroad tracks into a ditch.  No children were on board.  The bus driver was driving back to the school.  No one was injured in that crash.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office is responding to reports of a crash between a semi and a car on Hwy. 77 just south of Chaffee.  No word on the extent of the wreck.

Several schools are letting out early due to snow in the Heartland.  Check the full list of school closings at kfvs12.com/schoolclosings.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation's website, several major roads in southeast Missouri are party covered.  Check out the traveler information map or see kfvs12.com/roadconditions to find information for each Heartland state.

The courthouses in Mississippi, Scott, and Stoddard counties are closings early Wednesday.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has crews on the road treating highways in Ballard, Hickman, Marshall, Crittenden, Livingston, Trigg, and Calloway counties. Additional crews will be responding as appropriate.

Light snow has been reported in western Kentucky. Heavier bands of snow are reported to the west across southern Missouri and northern Arkansas moving toward Kentucky.

Drivers are reminded to buckle up, slow down and allow extra stopping distance when driving on snow.

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