Texas County may have dodged a bullet despite nasty roads in the area. Further south the situation is grim, reports MoDOT this afternoon. It says U.S. 63 south of the Arkansas line in Sharp County is closed to commercial traffic due to low hanging power lines. Passenger vehicles are allowed, but MoDOT says to use extreme caution. An alternate route is advised. 

We’re told a message board has been placed at Willow Springs to warn southbound traffic.