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Missouri Highway Patrol reports early morning slide-off accidents

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Just a couple inches...That's all it takes for major roadways like I-44 to become snow covered and impassable. Which makes it easier for drivers to slide off the roadways.

Missouri Highway Patrol had their hands full today responding to cars in ditches and slide off accidents.

The roads may look clear upon first sight, but that's not always the case when driving.

Traveler Kevin Wilson from Diamond Missouri says "I didn't see too many wrecks, but the ones that got kind of sketchy out there are the ones that are going too fast and not paying attention."

"People just drive too fast for the conditions of the roadway. I'm not talking about their speeding or anything like that, just that they drive too fast where they cannot maintain control of the vehicle whether it's the slick roads or wet roads or whatever." says Sgt. Mike Watson of the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The Missouri highway patrol responded to a number of "slide off" accidents along heavily traveled roadways. None of the accidents caused any injuries, but drivers along the interstates definitely took notice. This driver you see in this picture, walked away from his van without a scratch after hitting an icy patch on a bridge, which caused him to lose control and spin off the roadway. 

"It can happen anywhere. A lot of what we saw...not yesterday but the previous week, were a lot of the bridge floors and the overpasses freezing first. So we had a lot of crashes that occurred as people were coming off those, or were sliding and losing control there." Watson says.

"I came over from Tulsa, west of here and they're getting better. They were pretty sketchy this morning." says Wilson.

The Highway Patrol urges motorists to follow all winter weather safety tips for yourself, and your car, and always pay attention.

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