JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A tweet from the Missouri State Highway Patrol headquarters says between 8pm and 11:00 p,m. Friday night, troopers responded to 2,229 calls for service.

Of those, 817 were stranded motorist, and 590 crashes which involved 40 injuries and 4 fatalities. Snow continues so please avoid traveling. Highways in the St. Louis area have been hit particularly hard.

Troop A of the Missouri Highway Patrol made a plea to the public early last night. As of 8:00 p.m., Officers had responded to 221 calls for service, including 58 crashes and three fatalities. Please stay home and allow crews to make the roadways safer.

A Clay County Sheriff’s SUV is among the disabled. A deputy responding to a rollover crash hit an icy patch and ended up in a deep ditch with his patrol car on it’s side.

Fortunately, the deputy was not seriously injured.