Slick Roads Cause Dozens of Crashes

Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say they were not caught off guard by icy conditions on St. Louis area roadways that led to numerous crashes Monday morning.

“Our crews were out (Sunday) night, they were treating a lot of slick spots,” according to MoDOT spokesperson Kara Price, “especially before and during the freezing drizzle.”

But she says much more than simple snowfall, a constantly falling drizzle presents MoDOT plow truck drivers with their biggest challenge.

“With this freezing drizzle, there’s really nothing you can do to prevent ice (build-up),” Price says.  “So probably the best thing (drivers) can do as a precautionary measure is to just take it really slow when you drive.”

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