The terrible winter storm Sunday has shut down a large part of Greenville and the county for Monday. Official snow totals will be hard to calculate due to the excessive winds blowing the snow around. A few listeners in Greenville reported 11.5 and 12 inches. The National Weather Service reported 13 inches in Edwardsville, 12 in Coffeen, along with 13 in Hillsboro.
The snow made traveling extremely dangerous Sunday. Between Bond County and City Police they responded to 6 accidents with one involving injury on Sunday. According to Greenville Police a semi overturned on I-70 Eastbound at mile marker 48.5 around 12:12PM. Smithboro and Mulberry Grove first responders were called to the scene. The extent of the injuries is not known.
13 calls for stranded cars and semis were handled along I-70 Sunday, and Bond County deputies were dispatched to 10 motorist assists calls while the Greenville police responded to 9 motorist assist calls. All together around 40 calls to local police for stranded vehicles or accidents were handled on Sunday. And with the snow continuing to blow more accidents and stranded motorists are expected. If you don’t need to drive today the best advice is to stay off the roads as much as possible.