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Four States Under a State of Emergency With Roads Too Dangerous To Drive.

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The four states is under a state of emergency with roads too dangerous to drive --  that includes the city of Joplin 

  koam's Lisa Olliges joins us from our Joplin newsroom with more. 
     Dowe, the conditions outside today made it impossible to get around safely..

Our own vehicles wipes couldn't keep up with the amount of snow coming down.. We were told as much as 5 inches per hour this morning.

On the roads that piled up quickly leaving many drivers stuck including the postal service. South Rangeline was slow going and up north trucks and cars couldn't make it up a hill near zora. Visibility is one of the biggest problems for all drivers..the heavy downpour of snow gave not only wipers a challenge but road crews as well who couldn't keep up with what was coming down. Police says winds blowing at 30 to 40 miles an hour are adding to the trouble.

 "Just gonna make drifts that much more dangerous and treacherous for everybody if you don't have  a 4 wheel drive you're not gonna get very far anyway our officers are responding to call only emergency calls only at this point." Says Allison 

Sgt. Allison says unfortunately the calls they are receiving are domestic disputes because people are stuck at home. He says there haven't been reports of any serious crashes today but ramps  interstate 44 were closed this morning for a semi truck that jackknifed.


 

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