Missouri, Illinois road conditions prove troublesome

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Road crews on both sides of the river are working frantically to make the morning commute in the St. Louis metropolitan area as smooth as possible.

The overnight snowfall across the region has caused snow-packed roads and tough road conditions.

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In Missouri, Missouri Highway Patrol responded to more than 95 accidents or slide-offs across the area since Wednesday around 8 p.m.

Patrol officers have responded to 225 calls for assistance since Wednesday night, and more than 100 were crashes.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation have a good handle on the interstates as of 10 a.m. and are turning their attention toward major side roads.

In Illinois, conditions are just as tough. Early Thursday morning, Illinois State Police warned drivers to use caution on Interstate 55 due to hazardous conditions.

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ISP responded to 10 crashes and 15 cars that had to pulled from ditches by a tow truck.

The Illinois Department of Transportation has trucks out in full force and are fighting blowing snow on the roadways.

In addition, IDOT has closed Brussels Ferry due to ice on the Illinois River.

For those using Metrolink, all problems have been cleared up on the Red Line, where a switch issue caused a 15-minute delayThursday morning. All trains are back on schedule.

The No. 59 Metrobus, which runs through Dogtown is on a snow route. Metrobus passengers could have delays ranging between 10 and 30 minutes due to road conditions.

For the latest traffic information, check out KSDK's traffic page.


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