The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday.

Texas County is back in the deep freeze.

After a snowfall that brought 2-3 inches to the area, single-digit temperatures arrived overnight. 

The Houston R-1 School District missed its 14th day due to inclement weather Thursday. Classes were called off at all county schools today.

The area is under a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday.

Slick weather has caused several accidents in the area.

An Ozark man was injured Wednesday morning when a truck hit a bridge on Highway 137 about two miles south of Yukon, the patrol said.

Damian B. Neusbaum, 29, was driving a southbound 2004 Dodge Dakota that ran off the snow-covered roadway and struck a bridge. A passenger, Willie E. Thornton, 24, was taken with moderate injuries to Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, said Tpr. Marty Wiseman.

The vehicle had moderate damage, and both men were wearing seat belts, Wiseman said. 

There was one injury Tuesday morning when a northbound 2003 Cadillac slid off Highway K about three miles north of Summersville and struck a tree. The driver, Evelyn L. Barfield, 61, had minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Mountain View, said Sgt. J.A. Cravens of the patrol. 

Cravens said she was not wearing a seat belt. The vehicle sustained moderate damage, he said.

A Willow Springs man was injured late Tuesday morning when a van overturned on Highway U in southern Texas County, the patrol said. 

William J. Babb, 78, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Babb was a passenger in an eastbound vehicle that went out of control on the snow-covered roadway, ran off the road and overturned, said Tpr. Curtis Hubbs. The driver was Christina E. Babb, 44, of Willow Springs.

The vehicle was totaled. Both were wearing a seat belt, Hubbs said.

Another county accident Sunday afternoon was blamed on the icy conditions. Tpr. Myron Downey of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said an eastbound 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van ran off ice-covered U.S. 60 about four miles east of Cabool, went down an embankment and struck a culvert. The driver, Amanda M. Bradshaw, 27, of Willow Springs, was not injured during the 2:35 p.m. wreck.

A passenger, Katherine E. Cook, 50, of Mountain Grove, was taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston. Both were wearing seat belts, Downey said. He said there was extensive damage to the van.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply