ST. LOUIS – Snow is starting to fall, and accidents are being reported across the 5 On Your Side viewing area.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is advising people not to travel unless it is necessary.

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‘Roads in St. Louis are getting covered quickly. Our plows are out but traveling slowly. We know the clearest roads are right behind the plows, but please don't crowd our crews,’ MoDOT St. Louis area said.

3:15 p.m.

The eastbound lanes of I-64 at Maryville Center are at a standstill.

A three-vehicle accident is blocking the eastbound lanes of I-64 at Timberlake Manor.

At least 10 accidents have been reported in the Chesterfield area within an hour.

Areas in Monroe, southern St. Clair and Randolph counties are starting to be covered with snow and slush, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Webster Groves police said they’ve responded to multiple accidents. ‘Please, unless absolutely necessary do not venture out onto the roads. Visibility has been greatly reduced, and despite best efforts by our Street Department and MODOT, roads are becoming dangerous. We have responded to multiple motor vehicle accidents.’

As of 4 p.m., the eastbound lanes of I-44 at Lewis near Eureka is closed down