Local road crews optimistic they can clear major St. Louis-area roads today

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — There's optimism among the road crews of MoDOT, IDOT, and St. Louis County that a lot of the snow and slush on the ground today can be cleared away.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30s Tuesday with plenty of sunshine. AccuWeather's Dean DeVore does warn that temperatures are expected to plunge into the teens Tuesday night.

MoDOT District Engineer Bob Croarkin held a press conference Tuesday morning. He says yesterday's snow lasted longer than expected, but crews still worked hard to keep the main routes in good shape and also put pre-treatment down before the morning commute.

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