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Some mid-Missouri roads become snow-covered overnight

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Columbia roads become wet after overnight snowfall on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

As snow accumulated overnight, some mid-Missouri roads became covered by Thursday morning, causing slide offs for the morning commute.

In Columbia, there were multiple slide offs on Highway 63 between Grindstone Parkway and Rangeline Street.

LIVE PLAYBACK of road conditions from Moberly to Columbia can be viewed in the player below.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation traveler map, roads north of Moberly were covered at 5 a.m., and roads in Moberly were partially covered.

Columbia roads were still clear at 5 a.m., but some bridges and overpasses were becoming covered. Vehicles parked outside were also snow covered in Columbia.

Vehicles are snow-covered on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Mid-Missourians should build in extra time to their morning to scrape car windshields and to drive slowly on the morning commute.

Columbia Public Works sent an eight-person crew to monitor roads starting at 3 a.m. Thursday.

The Boone County Public Works Department plans to have one truck on standby in case they need to treat bridges. Employees with the department will monitor the roads and treat them if necessary.

Cole County Public Works has a similar plan. Director Larry Benz said the drizzle on Wednesday made it difficult to pretreat roads, and can even make treatment ineffective. The agency will have a full crew on standby, including mechanics, since it is the first winter-like weather of the season.

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