Slick Roads Causing Traffic Problems Around The Ozarks
Wintry weather caused problems all over the Ozarks this morning.
Multiple crashes along Highway 65 in Springfield and at Campbell and James River bogged down traffic.
Slideoffs were also reported in the Hollister and Branson areas.
Early this morning, Joplin Police had to go to emergency status after numerous crashes along I-44 and I-49, including slideoffs and rollovers.
A mix of sleet and freezing rain caused most of the problems.
Stay tuned to KTTS and KTTS Meteorologist Ted Keller for the latest on the winter weather.
Area law enforcement is investigating reports of slick roads on Highway 249 and I-49 in the Joplin area.
Some icing is reported on the on ramps.
There are also reports of sleet in West Joplin as well as reports of freezing rain and sleet reaching the ground near Willow Springs and Houston.
There are reports of sleet in the Branson area, and some light snow is being reported on Interstate 44 at mile marker four in the Joplin area.
One observer is reporting a rain/sleet mix in Houston..
Several accidents have been reported between mile markers 20-30 on I-49 because of slick roadways.
Observers report multiple accidents and slide offs have been reported in and around the Joplin area.
There are reports of accidents at the 171 interchange to 249 (two accidents north and southbound sides), 144 and 171 (exit 39 C - 71 highway to I-44 west), 149 mile marker 50 south bound, I-44 and 249 there is a report of a roll over crash.
Joplin police are on emergency status. Because of the inclement weather, police will respond only to injury crashes and leaving the scene of accident reports.
Stay tuned to KTTS and KTTS Meteorologist Ted Keller for the latest weather updates.