Motorists in Northwest Missouri are navigating the icy roads today after getting anywhere from four to ten inches of snow, which followed freezing rain.

Lt. Scott Meyer with Troop H in St. Joseph says a couple of tractor trailers slid off the road earlier on Interstate 29 …. that’s what caused the back up and closed the interstate.

Meyer says troopers have worked more than 30 slide offs and crashes since yesterday afternoon in the Troop H area.

There have been nine fatal accidents since Sunday afternoon in the Troop H area. Three today were attributed to a train versus car crash.

Meyer says since about 4 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. today, they worked 16 slide offs, 15 crashes, one was a fatal. He says the roads are still snow and ice covered.

When the temperatures are this low and with a negative temperature windchill, it’s hard to get things thawed out enough to make a difference to motorists, he says.

Stuart Johnson reports from Bethany [Download / listen Mp3]