Secondary Roads Remain Extremely Slick Across Most of Area
Interstate 57 and major state highways in Marion County still have scattered slippery spots, while secondary streets in the cities and rural areas remain mostly snow packed and icy. Centralia Police say even the major highways in the city are still icy in places and caution is needed.
The situation is much worse in Jefferson County that got hit harder by the storm. All roads, including I-57 and I-64, are reported as mostly snow and ice covered. I-64 is reported as in normal winter driving condition through Washington County into St. Louis with the exception of one area near Okawville and New Baden that still has scattered slippery spots. I-57 has scattered slippery spots south of Jefferson County to the Kentucky border. I-57 north of Marion County and I-70 across the state are in near normal winter driving condition. The worst travel conditions are to the south and southeast.
The Salem Water Plant reported an additional inch of snow after seven Friday morning, resulting in a total of seven inches of snow on the ground. The snow will likely stick around as temperatures are now expected to rise above freezing until Friday and be bitterly cold at night. Additional light snow is possible on Sunday or Monday. The Salem Water Plant recorded the low temperature early Saturday morning at eight degrees, just two degrees above the record low of six degrees set in 1977. The high temperature peaked at just 22 degrees on Friday.
A number of activities are being cancelled this weekend as a result of the road conditions. You can see the most up to date list in the FYI section of WJBDradio.com.
See other LocalNews news:Centralia City Council Notes
Vacant Building Codes Tabled in Centralia
Centralia City Council Approves Business District
Northern Illinois Resident Hurt in I-57 Crash
Police Beat for Wednesday, July 27th