Courtesy National Weather Service Springfield MO

We’ve had reports of downed trees and power lines in several communities north and west of Springfield, where an ice storm warning is in effect until 12 p.m. Thursday.

There have been widespread power outages in El Dorado Springs, with many trees losing limbs due to the weight of the ice.

Highway 160 had to be closed near Highway NN west of Lamar because of downed power lines.

We’ve had reports of up to 1/4 inch of ice accumulation in Nevada, with freezing rain reported in Morrisville and slick roads in Aurora.

In addition to the ice storm warning, a winter weather advisory is in effect until noon for many counties in southwest Missouri. This includes the Springfield metro area.

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