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Freezing rain, sleet causes treacherous driving conditions

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -
While much of the ice melted Monday afternoon, freezing rain and sleet caused icy road conditions during the morning commute.

MoDOT Engineer Paula Gough warned drivers to avoid travel Monday morning. She says crews were out overnight, but weather conditions made it tough to get roads back in good driving condition. Major highways such as U.S. 36 and U.S. 61 were top priority for salt trucks, Gough said.

Route H in Marion County closed Monday in both directions due to the slick conditions. Gough says Route H is a lower priority road, and would not be treated as much as the major highways.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that roads were ice-covered and they had responded to several reports of slide-offs in the morning hours.

Because of the conditions, all Quincy city bus routes and the city's garbage and recycling pickups were canceled Monday. If your normal route is on Monday, your garbage and recycling will be picked up on Tuesday.

Several businesses closed Monday as well. Those closings can be found here.
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