May 21, 2022

St. Louis streets stay smooth as snow keeps on falling

The most recent on winter climate across the St. Louis district.

 

10:15 a.m. The Interstate 70 eastward trade to Interstate 270 was momentarily shut Thursday until 10:30 a.m., and an accident on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) recently shut the left two eastward paths around 8:30 a.m., as indicated by MoDot’s constant occasions tracker and traffic cameras.

MoDot got a few reports of minor crashes and slowed down vehicles over the course of the morning on parkways all through the metro region as snow proceeded to fall and streets stayed covered by precipitation.

  • Further southwest, eastward Interstate 44 was likewise shut at the 227 mile marker close to Sullivan, about 70 miles west of St. Louis, for an accident including numerous semitrailers, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
  • We are chipping away at getting one path open at the earliest opportunity, authorities said.
  • 8:30 a.m. Roadway watch troopers early Thursday morning reacted to an unpredictable driver in a SUV that cut a snow furrow on Interstate 55, authorities said.

Missouri State Highway Patrol representative Cpl. Dallas Thompson said at a news meeting an individual driving a SUV attempted to pass a snow furrow, cut the front of the furrow and turned out.

The individual in the SUV escaped their vehicle, yet the snow furrow driver didn’t connect, Thompson said. The furrow had minor harm. The individual in the SUV has not been recognized.

It’s simply one more illustration of (the need to) show restraint, give these folks a lot of space to work, he said. Give them some an ideal opportunity to get the street clear.

8 a.m. St. Louis city street groups kept on dealing with 12-hour movements to clear streets as snow kept on falling Thursday.

Snow groups treated roads during a respite in the snow and hail Wednesday evening and afterward moved their concentration to furrowing, authorities said.