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Monday, February 13, 2012
MoDOT is now more concerned with Tuesday morning's rush hour than Monday evening, but crews are on the roads and ready.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the St. Louis area that remais in effect until midnight. Meteorologists are forecasting accumulations between 2 and 4 inches for the metro area. According to the NWS, the latest indications are that the heaviest snowfall will occur during the late afternoon and evening hours. Snow with some sleet accumulation is possible, with the storm expected to end late Monday. However, Kara Price, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), tells Patch that crews are now expecting the winter storm to run through Tuesday morning's rush hour. They have been pretreating the roads since Saturday night in anticipation of the storm, and they are ready for …
St. Louis is under a winter weather advisory from 9 a.m. until midnight Monday.
While the morning commute looks to be problem free, the afternoon and evening rush hour may be another story. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the St. Louis area that is in effect Monday from 9 a.m. until midnight. NWS experts are forecasting accumulations between 2 and 4 inches for the metro area. The snow will begin in the mid-morning hours and continue throughout much of the day, according the the NWS. The heaviest snow will fall during the afternoon and early evening hours. Kara Price, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), said workers have been pretreating the roads since Saturday night in anticipation of the storm. "We'll have full crews coming in overnight …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
MoDOT says all crews are on hand for the freezing rain and snow that may fall across the St. Louis area. How are the roads? Tell us what you think in the comments box at the bottom of this article.
The Missouri Department of Transportation tells Patch its crews have been pretreating roads in preparation for the wintry mix predicted to hit St. Louis and surrounding areas Wednesday. "They are putting down salt as needed. We have been pre-treating so we were ready for the morning rush hour. Now our game plan is to be prepared for the evening rush hour in case it goes into that," MoDOT Spokesperson Kara Price tells Patch. "Our crews came in about four this morning to make sure we were on top of this storm." According to the National Weather Service, light snow, sleet and rain isforecasted for the area. KMOV is reporting Wednesday's weather and freezing temperatures may cause a potentially dangerous situation and icy roads. What is …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Police and road crews are preparing for the evening commute. MoDOT crews will work into the night, after slick roads and accidents prevented morning road treatments.
UPDATED: 4:00 p.m.- Missouri Department of Transportation officials said in news release Thursday afternoon, snow removal operations will be underway all evening and overnight. This news comes after messy morning roads throughout St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties. "We have full crews (204 trucks) throughout the St. Louis region focusing on re-treating every interstate and major route with salt, chemicals and beet juice before rush-hour. Chemicals have to be used with salt to be effective in these low 20's temperatures to break up any icy patches," MoDOT stated in the news release. "MoDOT is re-plowing areas as needed with the wind gusts blowing some snow back on the roads. We will continue to have full crews working until all …
The talk on social media this morning was about morning commutes, snow days and making fun of people freaking out over snow. Send us your pics and thoughts!
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 …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Managers of the St. Louis area ski resort in Wildwood say the recent string of cold temperatures will allow them to open the resort Wednesday afternoon.
All Hidden Valley Ski Resort staffers wanted for Christmas was snow, but the white powder didn't come this year. The past two nights of colder temperatures enabled them, however, to start making their own snow with more confidence that it can be sustained for a while. Stemming from weather predictions for this week, Hidden Valley's Wildwood-based team plans is to open Wednesday at 1 p.m. Hidden Valley General Manager Bill Brandes tells Patch the resort has enough base snow to open and will "go from there." He also said temperatures below freezing, along with low humidity, are key to skiing, boarding and tubing conditions. Tuesday afternoon's focus is grooming the machine-produced snow. Apparently, most ski resorts across the United States …
Sunday, March 27, 2011
The spring snowstorm didn't stop people from heading to Drace Park.
The spring snowstorm didn't stop people from heading to Drace Park. Here's a fun photo, well maybe fun for the dogs.
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 …