RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. - Freezing rain is glazing over many St. Louis area roads Sunday morning. An accident closed westbound I-64 at Bigbend and caused a major traffic backup. Vehicles appear to be moving on this highway right now. But, this same icy issue also caused many cars to slide on area roads. Accidents and road closures were reported across the area Sunday morning. Another round of winter weather is in the forecast for early Monday morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through noon Sunday. Freezing rain and some sleet at times will continue in St. Louis and to the south through late morning. To the north, precipitation will be mainly snow and sleet.
This afternoon should be mostly dry and temps will climb to the mid 30°s. Rain moves back in overnight.
A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet will be possible early Monday morning, north of I-70. All precipitation should change to rain as temps quickly climb above freezing. Rain continues through Monday afternoon with highs in the 40°s.
Resources to help get navigate this round of winter weather:
Crews at MoDOT's Transportation Management Center are monitoring road conditions. They say extra crews were called in and began hitting the streets late Saturday night to make sure the roads were ready for the icy weather. Still, some streets are slick after the rain started to freeze.
There are slick roads and accidents everywhere. MoDOT is urging drivers to stay off the roads.