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Army Corps inspecting Birds Point Levee daily

Inspectors with the Army Corps of Engineers are performing daily inspections of the area where the Birds Point levee was intentionally breached in May. Maj. Jon Korneliussen told the Sikeston Standard Democrat that daily patrols are checking the middle and upper crevasses created by the implosion that happened at the height of spring flooding.

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Winter weather is headed to the St. Louis metropolitan area and crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation are making sure they are prepared.

MoDOT started pre-treating major routes Tuesday with salt brine. This morning trucks are out in full force monitoring the situation, ready to react when the rain, sleet and snow begin.

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Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

MoDOT director apologizes for Thursday traffic gridlock due to light snowfall

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A band of light to moderate snow has made its way to the St. Louis area this morning.

The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory remains in effect until six o’clock this evening for a variety of weather conditions, including snow, blowing snow, sleet or freezing drizzle and rain.

Jim Sieveking, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the snow is making the morning commute difficult.

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Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Interstate 70 between St. Louis, Kansas City could be come toll road

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The Missouri Department of Transportation announced today that a company out of Chicago, Walsh Construction Company, has been awarded the $62.7 million contract to repair and replace portions of the Blanchette Bridge. 

The bridge, which spans the Missouri River along with St. Louis and St. Charles Counties, was built in 1958 and needs major repairs, MoDOT said.

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All lanes of eastbound I-64 from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge will close tonight at 8 p.m. and will reopen by 3 p.m. Sunday in time for the U2 concert at Busch Stadium.

 Lanes in both directions of the Poplar Street Bridge will close beginning at 7 p.m. for deck repairs. The bridge will also reopen at 3 p.m. on Sunday.  

Metro also tweeted  that, on Sunday night, after the U2 concert, "Metro will continue MetroLink service until all downtown stations are cleared."

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Some downtown St. Louis interstate exit and entrance ramps will be closed this weekend because of Fair St. Louis.

The following ramps will be closed from 9 a.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday:

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Sewer line rupture forces lane closures on EB I-70

The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to avoid eastbound Interstate 70 between Shreve and west Florissant Monday as repairs continue on a ruptured sewer line.

Deanna Venker, MoDOT area engineer for St. Louis City, says crews worked overnight to fix the sewer line. Concrete is curing and crews are working on road repairs.

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