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Winter weather makes for slippery morning commute

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Road crews continue to work on highways and streets across the Tri-States after a New Year's Day snow blanketed the area with anywhere between 1-3" of snow.

This snow is just a precursor to an extremely cold blast, with low temperatures on Thursday night and Friday morning bottoming out below zero. A wind chill advisory is in effect for several northern counties in the Tri-States beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday night.

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Rick Walker, Operations Field Engineer at IDOT, says there are still slick spots on Illinois roads. He says low temperatures and high wind are working against crews in their effort to clean roads. Crews will continue to stay on the the roads until conditions improve.

MoDOT spokesperson Marissa Ellison says the wind is the biggest issue road crews are facing. All highways are still partly covered because of the wind, but crews will continue working into the night.

Ellison says minor roads covered by MoDOT have only been passed through once. She says crews will get back to those roads as soon as possible.

Illinois State Police M. Sgt. John Dively in Macomb says U.S. 67 is down to one lane at this time. Dively reports that the rest of the area is slick, with drifting on county roads.
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