Thursday, February 21, 2013
The snowstorm rolling through has area businesses, schools and other programs closing early or keeping doors closed for the day. Add your business's snow day schedule to our list!
UPDATED: 4:20 p.m. Thursday- With winter weather continuing throughout the day Thursday, several area locations are closing early, canceling programs or staying closed for the day. West County Center closed at 2 p.m. Thursday due to the weather. Nordstrom and jcpenney are also closed. Operating hours for Friday, February 22, 2013 are also under review. Chesterfield Mall and South County Center closed at 4 p.m. due to the inclement weather conditions. The St. Louis County Library closed all branches Thursday. Don't see your business on this list? Tell us in the comments! Ballwin-Ellisville area Chesterfield Eureka-Wildwood area Town and Country-Manchester area Also closed Thursday: St. Louis Science Center, Missouri Botanical Gardens, …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Some areas saw as much as 6 inches of snow, sleet and frozen precipitation.
A Thursday forecast of snow, sleet and other freezing precipitation that largely followed through as predicted will see Missouri Department of Transportation and other municipal street crews working into Friday to get ready for the morning commute. That, along with a National Weather Service forecast that called for additional nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch, has led many school districts, including Parkway, Rockwood and Ft. Zumwalt among many others, to cancel classes Friday. Our news partners at FOX2 have a complete list of school closings. MoDOT Engineer Becky Allmeroth told Patch that the amount of snow was the part of the forecast that didn't follow as planned. Either way, MoDOT said beforehand that it …
The St. Louis area is expected to get anywhere from 1-6 inches of snow and freezing rain when a major storm moves through the area Thursday.
With a severe winter storm warning now in effect for all of St. Louis, it's important to be prepared in case of an emergency situation, particularly a loss of power. Up to 6 inches of snow and freezing rain is expected for the metro area, so here are five resources that can come in handy when the storm hits Thursday morning. Batteries Plus in St. Louis provided the following recommendations of items for consumers to have on hand in the event of a power outage. Batteries Plus has locations in Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Florissant, St. Peters, South County and in Fairview Heights, Ill.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Large snow flakes fell across the St. Louis area Tuesday. MoDOT officials are warning drivers to use caution as they head home Tuesday evening.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said road crews took to the streets around the St. Louis area Tuesday treating roads with salt and chemicals and plowing as needed. MoDOT officials are warning drivers to use caution as they head home Tuesday evening, especially on ramps and bridges. The National Weather Service reports there could be accumulation of up to one inch of snow in some parts of the St. Louis area Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of around 20 degrees and light wind is also in the forecast. According to KMOV.com, several areas received at least a half-inch of accumulation as the narrow band of snow hit St. Louis and St. Charles counties beginning late morning. The snow stopped by mid afternoon. For more…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Here are five resources you should keep handy as forecasts of snow for the St. Louis area on Tuesday come in.
The National Weather Service forecast for Christmas Day is one Santa will like: "Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%." Snow could continue into noon Wednesday. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Tuesday morning, KMOV.com is reporting the St. Louis area could receive anywhere from a dusting to two inches of snow. Areas to the south and east are expected to receive between two and five inches of snow. Snow is expected to begin falling around 7 p.m. Tuesday and could last until 3 p.m. Wednesday. The heaviest snow is expected to hit between midnight and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Here are some …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Strong winds are to blame for a tree crashing down on power lines on Ballas Road. Power was out in the area and the road was closed in both directions for hours.
Town and Country police tell Patch strong winds caused a tree to fall onto power lines knocking out power and closing Ballas Road in both directions around 4:45 p.m. Thursday. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Police said the incident happened where Ballas Road intersects with Hawthorne Estates, which is between Manchester and Clayton roads. Traffic was rerouted as Ameren Missouri crews worked for hours to remove the tree and restore power. Police tell Patch the tree was removed and the road reopened to traffic around 10:00 p.m., Thursday. According to Ameren's outage map late Thursday night, some homes were still without power in the area.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
MoDOT is alerting drivers not to be alarmed if they see snow plows on the roads Wednesday. Severe weather is not on the way, MoDOT is performing a winter weather drill.
The Missouri Department of Transportation warns drivers they may see snow plows on the roads Wednesday. It's part of a statewide snow drill taking place throughout the day, MoDOT stated in a news release. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) MoDOT officials said they began preparing for the area's first winter storm months ago. In rural areas, crews will take to the streets after 8 a.m. and in urban areas, the drill will begin after 9 a.m., according to MoDOT. As a response to a simulated snowfall event, trucks with snowplows and spreaders will deploy across state routes during the drill that is set to take approximately six hours. "We have a detailed plan and our trucks drive set routes that allow us to work …
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 …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
This accident happened Friday night during the winter weather advisory across the metro area.
Above are photos of an accident at the intersection of Manchester Road and Enchanted Parkway. It happened around 9 p.m. Friday. Only one car appeared to be involved and it appeared to have run into a sign. The accident happened during Friday evening's freezing rain. A city truck was on scene spreading what appeared to to salt around the scene of the accident.
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 …