MAN FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL AFTER BEING HIT BY A VEHICLE IN POPLAR BLUFF
A local man has been flown to an area hospital after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday in Poplar Bluff.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 55 year old Darryl Price, of Poplar Bluff, was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Davis and Main Street.
Price was seriously injured in the incident and flown to a Memphis hospital.
TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF SNOWFALL POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Weather officials say that Southeast Missourians need to get ready for the first significant winter weather event of the season.
KWOC News spoke with Rick Shanklin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, about the system that is heading our way.
The first significant snowfall of the season appears to be on target for our region for tonight. We think the snow could begin as early as mid-to-late afternoon across Southeast Missouri and will continue into Thursday especially during the morning hours. As far as total amounts of snowfall we’re thinking 2 to 4 inches across Southeast Missouri, certainly some areas could see less than that. But we do think that the primary mode of precipitation will be snow. Can't rule out a brief period of rain, possibly even some brief freezing rain or sleet, but again the primary mode of precipitation will be snowfall, we think. Being the first snowfall of the season just to remind everyone you know where you can change your travel plans from tonight. If you can travel earlier or later in the day on Thursday, certainly the commute by Thursday morning could be treacherous across the area. Anyway you can change your plans could certainly help with that.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that will be in effect for most of Southeast Missouri from 3 PM this afternoon to 6 PM Thursday evening.
For Northeast Arkansas, as well as Dunklin and Pemiscot Counties in the Missouri Bootheel, a Winter Weather Advisory went into effect at 6 AM this morning and will continue through noon tomorrow.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER
Authorities in Stoddard County say an area man has been taken into custody on a failure to register warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 42 year old Steven Hovis, of Dexter, was recently arrested on warrants for a probation violation and failure to register as a sex offender.
The bond for the failure to register warrant was set at $15,000, cash only, while no bond was set on the probation violation. Officials say Hovis remained in jail as of this morning.
DONIPHAN CHILD STRUCK BY VEHICLE
A child was hit by a vehicle Tuesday in Ripley County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 12 year old boy from Doniphan was struck by a vehicle shortly before 6 pm on Route K.
The boy suffered minor injuries and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
SIX INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
Six people were injured in a single vehicle wreck Tuesday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred shortly after 7 am on Route U, approximately two miles west of New Madrid, when a vehicle travelled off the side of the road, struck a guardrail, and overturned.
The driver suffered moderate injuries, while five children in the vehicle received minor injuries. They were all taken by ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital.
DRIVERS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS AS THE FIRST HEAVY WINTER WEATHER OF THE SEASON APPROACHES
With our first chance for heavy winter weather this season coming tonight, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to drive carefully.
Motorists are encouraged to check the road conditions before driving to help determine if the trip can be completed safely. You can find the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Road Condition Map at traveler.modot.org/map.
It is next to impossible to stop quickly on snow-covered or icy roads. Drivers should compensate for these slippery conditions by increasing their following distance when driving and decreasing your vehicle's speed when driving in snow or on ice.
Also remember to allow for extra driving time so you can reach your destination at a slow, safe speed.
If you do need to travel in inclement weather, the Highway Patrol suggests keeping your fuel tank at least half full. Having an ice scraper, tire chains, battery booster cables, blankets, extra coats, gloves, water, non-perishable food, flashlight, and a bag of sand or cat litter in your trunk can help in case of an emergency.