Emergency personnel responded to a handful of vehicle crashes in snowy conditions throughout Monroe County on Friday afternoon.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m., a two-vehicle crash was reported in the area of Route 3 at Hanover Road. No injuries were reported in the crash.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to a separate crash reported just minutes later on Kaskaskia Road at Route 3.
Another crash, possibly involving three vehicles, was reported on Route 156 at D Road near Valmeyer at about 2:40 p.m.
Several other reports of crashes and/or vehicles off the roadway were called in late Friday afternoon, including multiple incidents in the area of Route 3 at Route 158 near Columbia. Another crash occurred on Main Street at Cherry Street in Columbia involving a school bus, with one person going to urgent care to get checked out.
A police officer reported northbound Route 3 to be “extremely slick” at about 3:15 p.m.
Police continued to assist on reports of vehicles off the roadway throughout the county, particularly in the area of Route 3 at Route 158, into Friday evening.