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MSHP reports 3 fatalities from Friday's winter storm

The Missouri State Highway Patrol released statistics from Friday's winter storm and three people have died as a result of the storm.

Posted: Feb 16, 2019 12:54 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Missouri State Highway Patrol released statistics from Friday's winter storm and three people have died as a result of the storm.

Since 9 a.m. Friday, the highway patrol reports 2327 calls for service, 779 stranded motorists, 729 crashes, 60 injuries and three fatalities.

One of the fatalities occurred on I-70 near Oak Grove from a 15 vehicle crash.

Troopers said that roads are improving as of Saturday morning but many are still covered. People should be using caution and watching the forecast for more wintry weather. 

St. Joseph
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 30°
Clarinda
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 26°
St. Joseph
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 30°
Chillicothe/Agri
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 30°
Falls City
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 37°
Skies have started to cloud up late today after we saw sunshine for the first half of the day. Clouds will start to break apart again this afternoon with temperatures warming into the lower 50s. The majority of today will be dry, but there could be a few areas of light drizzle later this evening mainly to the south of the St. Joseph area. Temperatures will continue to warm on Saturday making a run for 60 under mostly sunny skies. A few clouds will move into the area Saturday evening as a cold front moves through. That cold front could bring us a few areas of light rain once again, but most areas will see less than a tenth of an inch of rain.. Temperatures will be slightly cooler on Sunday because of the cold front, but will quickly start to warm into the 50s by the beginning of next week.
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