Round One of Ice Storm Hits Hannibal Area
The ice storm that hit the St. Louis and KC area Friday made its way to the Hannibal area in the wee hours Saturday morning. A large band of precipitation moved across Missouri from the West overnight. Round one tapered off in northeast Missouri by mid-morning, leaving a glaze of ice. Roadways were mostly ice covered early in the morning.
The MoDOT Traveler Information Map http://www.modot.org/northeast/newsandinformation/District3News.shtml shows major roads in northeast Missouri improving by late morning, to partly ice covered. Untreated surfaces including driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks will pose significant hazards.
A second round is expected to hit late Saturday and continue into Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning until Sunday at 6 p.m.
Freezing rain is expected to become all rain on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, as the high hits 49.