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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) -  Reports are coming in from St. Charles and west St. Louis Counties that the snowfall is rapidly becoming more than the trace amounts reported in the forecast.

Drivers are encountering problems on Interstate 64 and Manchester Road west of I-270, and on I-270 itself in north county.

Another problem area: Interstate 44 west of 270.

“It’s really bad.  I’ve never had to drive in conditions this bad in twenty years of driving to St. Louis,” says Jeanette, a commuter trying to make her way in from St. Clair, MO.  “Roads are very snow-packed, people are driving about 40-45 miles per hour.”

There have been reports of cars sliding off the roadway and tangling traffic, especially on I-64 through the Chesterfield Valley.

New Highway 21 north of Hillsboro is said to be snow-packed and very slick.

Stay tuned to KMOX and www.kmox.com for the latest on weather and road conditions.

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