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Roads clearing but refreeze possible overnight

UPDATE 11:45 A.M.: Roads around mid-Missouri were mostly clear of snow but damp heading into the noon hour.

However, authorities warn subfreezing temperatures Tuesday night could lead to slickness Wednesday morning. Columbia Public Works crews were continuing Tuesday to treat roads with beet juice and salt to help head off refreezing overnight.

ORIGINAL: Below freezing temperatures and precipitation created concerns for road conditions Tuesday morning.

Columbia Public Works had an eight-person crew treating roads starting at 5 a.m.

8-person Street Division crew reported at 5 focused on priority routes. Spotty slick conditions present. Please drive with caution.

— Columbia Pub Works (@pub_works) December 4, 2018

Moberly police reported freezing rain causing roads to be slick and some crashes to occur.

ABC 17 News saw Missouri Department of Transportation road crews out salting Highway 63 early Tuesday.

The MoDOT Traveler Map showed some roads were covered Tuesday morning with a wintry precipitation on Highway 63 from northern Boone County to Callaway County with some slick spots.

Travelers should use caution on highways near Columbia and Jefferson City this morning. Overnight precipitation has left covered and partly covered conditions on those and surrounding routes. Check the Traveler Information Map before heading out.

— MoDOT (@MoDOT) December 4, 2018

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