There is snow on the ground as you wake up again this morning, but this round seems to be a little easier to deal with than Thursday. A prediction of a dusting of snow early Thursday morning turned into about an inch of snow and sleet by the morning rush that seemed to catch most drivers off guard.
Snowfall began in the early morning hours Thursday, with slick streets observed by 4:00am. Alton Police dealt with more than a dozen accidents or cars off the road and several motorists slid off Highway 255 Thursday morning with Wood River and Roxana authorities responding to those incidents. Minor injuries were reported with the accident on 255 near New Poag Road but none were described as life threatening. In Alton, the problems were mostly on the hills of Alby, 9th Street and State Street. Alton Road Crews did not hit the streets until after 7:00am. By midday, most of the snow had melted with the warmer temperature. This morning there is more wind, colder temperatures, and less snow to deal with but drivers are still urged to slow down especially when approaching intersections, stop signs and traffic signals.