UPDATE 6 a.m. Dec. 10:
The power is back on in Camden County but Ameren crews are still out picking up branches from yesterday's winds. Now, Pike County is seeing outages.Ameren reports more than 300 people are without power near Bowling Green.
UPDATE 5 a.m. Dec. 10:
Utility crews are investigating a power outage in Camden County this morning. The sheriff's department says they began receiving calls since 3 a.m.Ameren UE reports most of their customers without power are between Osage Beach and Linn Creek.The utility reports about 115 customers are without power in Camden County. No word yet on when the problem will be fixed.In the meantime, if you need to relocate to warm shelter, call the Camden County Sheriff's Department for information. UPDATE 8:10 a.m.
Rush hour traffic is being described as at a near standstill along Highway 50 coming into Jefferson City.In Boone County there are two roads to watch out for at this hour-Bass Road and New Haven where trees are down from the heavy wind.
There is still a major backup along Highway 50 in Jefferson City. Police said traffic is backed up from around the tri-level to Highway 179.There is also a power outage in the Ashland and Hartsburg area as well as Centertown on the Cole and Moniteau County line.Original story:The state has issued a hazardous travel policy for three highway patrol troop areas, including Troops A and B. That means work is optional for state workers in Benton, Chariton and Saline counties.
Emergency crews have been responding all morning to traffic accidents. Road crews have been out salting highways and checking overpasses where the conditions are most icy.There are reports of several trees down. Wind gusts are expected up to reach 20 to 30 mph. Mid-Missouri will be in wind advisory until 6 p.m. tonight.So far, there is a thin layer of snow on the ground.The snow will end late tonight with strong northwest winds carrying much colder air into mid-Missouri.