Wintry weather in mid-autumn is causing plenty of trouble in parts of Missouri.

Several slide-off accidents were reported Monday after blustery wind and snow began falling.

Northern and eastern Missouri were especially hard-hit. The Missouri Department of Transportation listed several major highways and interstates as "covered" or "partly covered" with snow, including parts of Interstate 70, U.S. 36 and U.S. 63.

There were no immediate reports of fatal accidents.

Dozens of schools in the St. Louis area closed early. Lambert Airport reported several flights were delayed.

The snow was accompanied by bitter cold, with temperatures expected to dip into the low teens at many Missouri towns overnight.

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