Winter storm swirls through region
By Bill Raack/Maria Hickey, KWMU
St. Louis, MO. – While the snow has tapered off, the major interstates in the area remained very slick late Tuesday afternoon.
Missouri Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kara Price says crews had been trying to keep up with the ice and snow since it began falling in the morning.
"They're focusing on the interstates, of course, since they are not completely clear," Price said. "The snow finally ended this afternoon so they were able to actually get ahead of the storms a little bit once that precipitation stopped."
In the Metro East Illinois Department of Transportation's Joe Monroe, a district operations engineer, said there were 180 snowplows out.
"Everything is passable, it's just a slow go," he said.
More light to moderate snow was expected Tuesday evening, however, and transportation officials warned motorists to keep at least 100 feet behind snow plows as they continue to clear the roadways.
There were at least two accidents involving snow plows in the region Tuesday.