Dense Fog May Be To Blame For Wrong-Way Crash
ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Fog is driving very difficult and may have played a role in a wrong-way crash around 12:45 a.m. The accident happened on I-170 near Page Avenue.
Authorities say a car going north in the southbound lanes of I-170 hit at least one other car. Fire officials say two people in the wrong-way car were transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.
I-170 was shut down in that area for about 45 minutes while the crash was investigated and cleaned up.
Visibility was very low Wednesday morning. The dense fog reduced visibility to nearly zero in some parts. The St. Louis area is under a dense fog advisory overnight till 9:00 am Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service issued the advisory Tuesday afternoon.
It’s expected that the fog will form in the Mississippi River Valley spreading back into the central Missouri overnight. Visibility is expected to be ¼ mile of less.
Drivers are warned to take extra caution while driving, due to the heavy fog conditions.