First snow of season causes hazardous local driving conditions

In the first snow of the season, a motorist slipped off the road and overturned Tuesday morning eight miles south of Fulton on the eastbound lane of U.S. 54.

In the first snow of the season, a motorist slipped off the road and overturned Tuesday morning eight miles south of Fulton on the eastbound lane of U.S. 54. Photo by Don Norfleet.

The first snow of the season created hazardous driving conditions early Tuesday throughout Central Missouri.

The dry, light snow that started about 5 a.m. coated the highway and caused numerous vehicles to slip off the road.

An accident eight miles south of Fulton on U.S. 54 left one car on its top.

Reports of accidents deluged the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop F, prompting the patrol to ask people not involved in injury accidents to write down the information and contact them later.

A series of accidents in Callaway County just north of the Missouri River Bridge in Jefferson City disrupted commuter traffic Tuesday morning.

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A Missouri State Highway Patrolman measures the roadway at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday at an accident with traffic backed up in the westbound lane of U.S. 54 in Holts Summit. A tow truck prepares to remove a vehicle that slipped off the highway. Two other accidents on the westbound lane, including one on the south end of the Missouri River Bridge a little later backed up traffic to Holts Summit. Another accident eight miles south of Fulton had a vehicle on its top.

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