Watch the attached video to see what conditions are at this hour. We'll have more updates through the morning, so check back for changing conditions.
The Springfield police department has put its Emergency Accident Response Status into place this morning.
When emergency status is in effect, citizens reporting motor vehicle accidents will be instructed to make a walk-in accident report if the following conditions exist:
- All vehicles involved are operable
- The accident is non-injury
- No alcohol/drug-impaired driver is involved
Springfield Police strongly encourage drivers to be attentive to their driving responsibilities during winter weather travel. This responsibility includes clearing all windows of ice and snow before driving; allowing greater distance from one vehicle to the next; steering and braking gently; driving the appropriate speed for the current conditions, which could be far less than the posted speed limits; and being prepared for the mistakes potentially made by other drivers. Also, be especially cautious when traveling on bridges, which often freeze before the rest of the roadway.
As soon as conditions allow, response to accidents will be returned to normal.
You can monitor traffic accidents and problems in Springfield at http://www.ozarkstraffic.info/
The Missouri Department of Transportation has been monitoring the winter storm situation in Missouri overnight.
Check the latest conditions with the MoDOT interactive map