Winter reasserts itself in area

Charlie Skornia cleans the heavy snow off the top of his truck with a shovel Monday evening.

Charlie Skornia cleans the heavy snow off the top of his truck with a shovel Monday evening. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Old Man Winter said, “One more time” Monday morning across Jefferson City and much of Mid-Missouri.

A heavy wet snow began coming down around 2 a.m. and kept on coming. The worst conditions occurred just before the morning rush hour began. Roads became slick quickly, forcing law enforcement to change into four-wheel drive vehicles to get around.

Numerous vehicles, mainly tractor trailers, could not make it on the slick roads. Around 4:30 a.m., U.S. 54 from Missouri Boulevard to Missouri 179 going south was closed by police in order to get numerous tractor trailers off the road. Officers reopened the road just before 5:15 a.m.

The area around eastbound U.S. 50 at 179 was also shut down for a short time just after 5 a.m. so vehicles could be removed.

No injuries were reported in the early morning accidents.

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