Friday, January 20, 2012
Drivers are advised to drive carefully and check MoDOT's Traveler Information map before the evening commute.
The St. Louis metropolitan area is under a winter weather advisory beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and lasting through midnight. According to the National Weather Service, there will be a light, freezing drizzle throughout the area. An icy glaze could cover the streets during the advisory, making travel potentially treacherous. Missouri Department of Transportation spokesman Andrew Gates tells Patch that motorists should be especially careful on overpasses, bridges and ramps, where ice can form even when the streets are clear. “It’s basically the same as any other winter storm,” he said. He said streets are being pre-treated in anticipation of the freezing rain. However, if it rains while temperatures are still above freezing, the water could …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Road crews are out treating the roads and police are busy with snow blanketing the St. Louis area Thursday. Parkway still in session.
UPDATED 11:00 a.m., Thursday- Parkway schools have not cancelled class due to snow, but KMOV is reporting additional school closings (Check them here). Town and Country police report a busy morning with numerous calls about drivers having issues on roads, but no major accidents. Town and Country police responded to multiple accidents and major back-ups on Highway 40 near the Maryville Center and Mason Road exits. Police even closed that stretch of highway twice Thursday morning because cars simply could not get traction due to the snow and ice. "It was crazy," Town and Country Police Lieutenant Bob Arthur tells Patch. Arthur worked that stretch of highway all morning, as he and other officers and drivers pushed cars up the hills of the …
Monday, March 14, 2011
The overnight storm of heavy, wet snow caught some commuters by surprise Monday morning, but road crews were out early clearing local streets.
Despite local weather reports, some Town and Country and Manchester residents said they weren't expecting the amount of snow the area received overnight and into Monday. It made for a difficult morning commute. One Manchester resident said it took him 45 minutes to get his kids to their school, which is four miles from their home. Manchester police reported no major accidents due to the winter weather and the Manchester Public Works Department said its had crews out plowing since morning. Crews did not use salt, but by noon had plowed all the snow routes, primary and secondary streets. A city spokesperson said that since the snow was so wet, it cleared off roads easily. Town and Country police said the calls have slowed down as of Monday …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
A roundup of local stories for Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Amidst Ice, Emergency Crews Tackle Fire The National Guard assisted Affton and Mehlville Firefighters with the house fire. No one was hurt. Furries and Flurries: Keeping Your Pets Safe this Winter What pet owners should consider in winter weather. Skateless Driveway Ice Hockey Breaks Out in Fenton Too slick for cars, driveway became center ice for a neighborhood hockey game Tuesday afternoon. Webster Groves Man Mixes and Masters New Trades Tom Knecht discusses teaching himself to become a recording artist, on top of a handful of other trades. Patch Introduces the Widget Bloggers can provide Patch's regional news, for free, on their Web page.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to discourage travel Wednesday citing dangerous road "treacherous" road conditions.
UPDATED 3:55 p.m. Wednesday- The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to discourage travel Wednesday citing dangerous road "treacherous" road conditions. Troopers said the freezing rain, sleet, heavy snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures has made driving treacherous and dangerous and all highways and interstates continue to be snow covered. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports Interstate 70 from Wentzville to Kansas City re-opened Wednesday morning, but said most area interstates are still snow and ice covered. Interstate 44 West remains closed Wednesday afternoon, but I-44 has opened from Springfield, MO., to Exit 11 in Joplin. Highway patrol reminds drivers that stopping quickly in the winter on snow-covered or …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Here are numbers and resources for Town and Country and Manchester residents in case of a snow and ice emergency.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Holly Edgell
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
With snow and ice advancing on Metro St. Louis, Town and Country and Manchester could end up in the thick of it all. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning with the possibility of at least one foot of snow as the storm makes its way through. Monday afternoon Gov. Jay Nixon called out 600 National Guard Troops in advance of the winter storm, which he said, "is predicted to cause treacherous road conditions and possibly widespread power outages.” Here is a list of important contacts and places you can turn to in case of emergency: These organizations are working with government and community agencies to provide emergency help and support:
Monday, January 31, 2011
The latest on what's happening in Town and Country and Manchester as road and rescue crews, police and schools prepare for a "historic" winter storm.
UPDATED: 9:20 p.m. Monday- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon as the winter storm head toward the St. Louis area. Nixon said in a press release that he has also mobilized the Missouri National Guard. He is urging residents to avoid unnecessary travel. “Most of Missouri is expected to be affected by this severe winter storm, which is predicted to cause treacherous road conditions and possibly widespread power outages,” Nixon said in a statement. The Parkway School District canceled class for Tuesday due to inclement weather. Monday afternoon kindergarten was also canceled, along with all after-school activities and athletics events and Parkway Community School Monday night. Emergency officials are …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Parkway schools are closed Thursday due to the weather, but local police say things have been pretty quiet.
The Parkway School District closed school Thursday due to the inclement weather. Both Town and Country and Manchester police departments said Thursday morning that calls had been pretty quiet overnight. Neither department reported an increase in accidents due to the snow and ice that fell Wednesday night into Thursday morning. They said most drivers apparently stayed off the roads at that time. Both said despite ice covered cars Thursday morning, drivers are not having many problems on the roads. Crews were out treating roads as the snow and ice began falling Wednesday night. The West County and EMS Fire Protection District is receiving an increase in calls for falls due to the ice. Click here to read article on snow removal in both cities.