Road crews keeping ahead of storm
11:45 a.m.: The St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency reports that roads are in “great shape” and that temperatures are expected to stay above freezing for the rest of the day so any further rain that falls won’t freeze.
With temperatures hovering around freezing, a wintry drizzle could turn into a light glazing of ice with accumulations of 0.1 to 0.2 inches, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.
An ice storm warning will continue in the region through noon Sunday. Bridges, untreated roads and overpasses were expected to be the most hazardous. Freezing rain is expected to turn into rain later Sunday afternoon.
As of 8 a.m., roads in the metro-east were at least partially covered with patches of ice, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The department warned motorists to use caution when driving, as roads could be slippery.