A day after weather caused more than 30 crashes across the metro-east, more snow has fallen.
The snow arrived around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, just in time for the evening commute, to potentially make roads slick and dangerous.
Illinois State Police spokesman Calvin Dye Jr. warned motorists who must drive in snowy conditions to slow down and leave extra room between their car and the vehicle in front of them.
“Most of the accidents we see during this sort of weather involve people who can’t stop running into the car in front of them,” Dye said. “So give yourself a little more time to react to what’s happening in front of you.”
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Dye said there were 31 crashes in the metro-east from 3:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday blamed on slick weather conditions. The vast majority of crashes happened on the approaches to bridges or on the bridges themselves or at the Interstate 255 interchange with Illinois 15.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook early this morning for the metro-east: “A band of light snow will move across portions of the area late this morning through this evening. Snow accumulation of around an inch is possible.”
As of 3 p.m., the temperature was 21 degrees at the St. Louis Downtown Airport.
Light snow is expected to continue into Wednesday evening with a total of about half an inch of accumulation. The low will drop to 16.
Skies will be partly sunny Thursday, when the high will be 27.
Thursday night, the low will again drop to 15 under mostly cloudy skies.
Friday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 35.
The low will be 13 Friday night, when skies will be partly cloudy.