Emergency road conditions have been enacted in Joplin today. That means, if you get into a non-injury accident, don't call the police department because their resources are already all tied up at the moment. Sgt. Rusty Rives tells News Talk KZRG they've seen several accidents already this morning.
"We have seen quite a few crashes, most of them are non-injury, but they are tying up roadways and blocking traffic in different parts."
Under these conditions, the department asks that you only venture out if it is absolutely necessary. If you're involved in an accident and no one is injured, exchange information and file a report later.