Driving was treacherous Monday morning, as witnessed by this semi-tractor trailer wreck near the 184 exit on I-44.
Driving was treacherous Monday morning, as witnessed by this semi-tractor trailer wreck near the 184 exit on I-44. According to Lt. Steve Davis with the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), the accident occurred at 7:20 a.m. The truck was westbound at the time and was driven by Karmjeet Sing. “He lost control on the ice and snow covered road,” said Davis. “Since midnight, our troopers responded to 53 service calls that were weather related.”
Lt. Davis added MSHP would be working with MoDOT to remove the wrecked truck from the median.
Around the county, Phelps County Road Superintendent Walter Snelson said many county roads are still ice and snow covered. He noted about half the roads in the county are relatively clean.
“Things are going pretty good—we’re all running, but the temperature is hurting,” said Snelson. He said it is still too cold for salt to have much of an effect on ice.
“Some of the gravel roads have been bladed, but as you get traffic on those that are snow-packed, it will just turn to ice,” he explained. On the hills, they will spread some pea-gravel or cinders.
The National Weather Service is not expecting a warm-up until Thursday.