The Ozarks really just aren't prepared for snow. So, as much as the macho truck owners are confident about their 4-wheel-drive and super-human driving abilities....there are crazy tons of accidents and people stuck all over Springfield and the surrounding areas.
The snow was coming down pretty fast for a few hours, but at the moment it stopped and just blowing around. NOAA has downgraded their estimates yet again to 7-10 inches of total accumulation. Presently there is only about 4 inches of snow in my back yard, though in the front-yard snow is blowing everywhere and drifting pretty badly.
Also it appears that I44 from James River Freeway in Springfield, MO all the way to Oklahoma is closed.