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Freezing rain, snow create headaches in Missouri

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Freezing rain, freezing drizzle and snow created slick roads, traffic headaches and numerous accidents around Missouri on Saturday.

Western Missouri got the worst of it early, then the mess spread east. By dusk, freezing drizzle was battering St. Louis for a second straight day.

Motorists across Missouri were being warned to travel only if absolutely necessary.

Police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported numerous accidents.

The St. Louis Symphony and St. Louis Ballet called off performances.

The Missouri Department of Transportation reported that Interstate 70 was closed for a time Saturday morning near the western Missouri town of Oak Grove due to freezing drizzle.

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