Wednesday morning's freezing rain and falling temperatures result in a tough time on area roads.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says there were several incidents where semis slid out of control and blocked the highway this morning. There were multiple slide-offs in the Monroe City area and a slide off on US 61 near Hannibal. MODOT was warning of delays as of late this morning in the area east of Monroe City.

An accident south of Hannibal on Missouri 79 at 8:49 closed traffic in both directions with the expectation of cleanup taking up to four hours.

MODOT also closed Route H between US 36 and Center due to winter conditions.

 

As of 10:30 Wednesday morning, US 36 is reported with partial snow cover from Hannibal to Shelbina with snow cover to St. Joseph. US 61 is reported with partial cover from the Pike County/Ralls County line to the Taylor interchange.

Temperatures were at or slightly below freezing in the area at 4:30 a-m. Those temps dropped about ten degrees over the next six hours.