Roads crews battle winds, frigid temps to make roads safe

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TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis is waking up Monday morning to a blanket of snow covering the entire area.

Road crews have been out all night tackling the roads in Missouri and Illinois.

MoDOT is doing the best they can, but it has been a very difficult fight. The frigid temperatures and incredible snowfall are making for a challenging job of clearing the roads.

I-64/40 in Chesterfield is just one example, you can see some pavement but also snow blowing over the interstate.

Plows from different agencies are all doing what they can to clear the roadways.

MoDOT had 225 trucks and more than 500 people out all night long trying to clear the roads.

MoDOT officials say they don’t expect to make a whole lot of progress Monday because the temperatures are simply going to be too cold.

They are asking people to stay home if you don’t need to go out.

While some pavement is showing on some roads, they are still hazardous.

Illinois plows have been out all night as well, removing drifts.   IDOT's Joe Monroe says they are still working on making roads safe.

Officials reiterate that if you don't need to be out on the roads, give crews the chance to do their job.  If you need to be out, allow plenty of space between your car and road crews.