Main roads partially clear, MoDOT, IDOT warn drivers to be cautious

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(KTVI) - "Beware the 'ice' of March."   A layer of sleet then snow has covered the area's roadways.

MoDOT officials are asking drivers to give themselves plenty of time if you go out Monday morning.   They are encouraging you to delay your commute if possible or just stay home.

Video from overnight shows MoDOT plows clearing highways like Interstate 70 near Lambert.  MoDOT was fully staffed to keep the roads clear with more than 200 trucks and 500 workers.

A MoDOT spokesperson says most of the main highways are partially clear, but many state routes and lettered routes are still snow covered.

In Illinois, the story was quite the same.

Winter storm hits Illinois roadways
Ice and snow covered parts of roadways in Illinois Monday morning.
Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation said that half an inch of ice could be found in some areas.

The cold temperatures prevented many chemicals used to treat the roadways from working.

Side streets seemed to be worse than highways.Crews spent more time plowing and treating the highways than side streets.
It's a process crews have been repeating all winter.
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