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Re-freezing causing some slick spots Monday morning

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Tri-State officials warn slick spots are possible on area roads Monday morning, after temperatures dropped causing roads to refreeze overnight. 

"Temperatures overnight dropped slowly, but some areas did see them hit just below the freezing mark," WGEM Meteorologist Kevin Shive said.

Missouri Department of Transportation Assistant District Engineer Kevin James said crews were out all night Monday. He said refreeze was the main concern Monday morning, and roads could be deceivingly clear to drivers.

He said crews have been over primary and secondary roads, but they could be slick with refreeze until they are passed over again.

"We can't be everywhere at once," James said. "It's important for drivers to slow down."

Quincy Central Services Director Kevin McClean said all of the roads in the city were also treated with salt by Sunday afternoon.

He said night crews came in and hit the roads again to prepare the roads.

McClean also warned drivers need to be careful on the roads for their morning commute.

"Even if the streets look wet and you think it's just water, you still need to have caution while you're driving because there's always a chance of that one spot that might be ice," McClean said. "I would just caution everyone to take it easy first thing in the morning, but it does look like temperatures will start going up so we will hopefully be in good shape through the week."

McClean said he is in contact with local authorities to treat any slick spots that may develop overnight.

Shive warned of dense fog for Monday morning.

"Things will start to improve later Monday morning as fog lifts and temps warm up into the upper 30's in the afternoon," Shive said. 

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