(WGEM) - Winter weather was to blame for a pair of semi accidents in the Tri-States as more snow fell in the area Tuesday morning.
Marissa Ellison with the Missouri Department of Transportation says a semi jackknifed on 136 Tuesday morning near Luray, causing delays. Drivers were asked find an alternate route.
Ellison says that roads in the state are snow covered and slick in most places. She says crews are out now focusing on clearing the main roads first.
Quincy Police Dispatch reports downed power lines near the riverfront on Hampshire Street and ask that you avoid the area. The Quincy Fire Department has Hampshire Street blocked at Second Street.
According to Adams County Sheriff's Deputies, a semi also jackknifed on a slick road just north of Loraine on 336 and a car then ran into the semi.
Officers say the semi driver was not injured. The driver of the other vehicle was taken by ambulance from the scene with unknown injuries. However, they did not appear to be life threatening, according to officers.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for several counties in the WGEM viewing area through Tuesday evening according to the National Weather Service.
Reported accumulations across most of northeast Missouri and Illinois were around one inch of snow, while Memphis, Missouri reported 2.5" and Nauvoo, Illinois reported 3.5". Northern parts of the viewing area, such as Fort Madison, reported 5".
The snow will move out of the area on Tuesday night before warmer temperatures come in to finish the week.
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