Winter weather causes county and city-wide accidents

Miranda Holman Managing Editor
Posted 2/9/22

The recent winter weather that dropped more than ten inches of snow in the area caused numerous county and city-wide accidents. 

Officials warned Mexico and Audrain County residents to stay …

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Winter weather causes county and city-wide accidents

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The recent winter weather that dropped more than ten inches of snow in the area caused numerous county and city-wide accidents. 

Officials warned Mexico and Audrain County residents to stay off the roads unless necessary due to the icy conditions. If travel was a necessity, residents were encouraged to drive slowly and carefully until the weather moved from the area. But even with the warning, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to 31 incidents of crashes, slide-offs, and stranded motorists as of Sunday night, although no injuries were reported. The Mexico Street Department and Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) worked to keep the roadways of Mexico passable and accidents to a minimum.

The Audrain Sheriff's Office responded to 28 slide-offs and crashes as of Monday. Sheriff Matt Oller commented that the county road crews worked hard to keep the roads open, but with the strong wind out the north, the east/west roads drifted shut almost as fast as they were opened. Sheriff Oller stated as a reminder, "Please remember - if you crash because the roads are slick, first responders have to try to get to you on those very same roads. Please stay home if at all possible."

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