Saturday, March 23, 2013
We've been hoping forecasters would back off that prediction for a large spring snowfall, but they haven't.
Our hopes for a change of heart among weather forecasters have been dashed. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are still calling for a massive winter storm to sweep over the St. Louis metro area overnight tonight. Glenn Zimmerman, meteorologist for Patch news partner FOX2, says rain should start tonight in the area at about 9 or 10 p.m., changing into snow sometime Sunday morning. He said the heaviest bursts of snowfall may be from around noon to 2 p.m. That forecast differs only slight from the storm alert from the National Weather Service: Rain will overspread the area Saturday evening. The rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Snow, heavy at times, should …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on the St. Louis area work zones through March 6.
Missouri Department of Transportation officials warn that crews may be out treating roadways and plowing in the coming week. Drivers give the trucks plenty of room to work. Commuters should also be aware of changing roadway conditions, especially in the mornings. They should slow down, and be prepared for possible ice, especially on ramps and bridges. As the weather clears, maintenance workers will be completing needed roadway maintenance, such as pavement repairs and crack sealing. Please watch for slow moving or stopped vehicles with flashing lights in traffic lanes. As weather permits, inspection crews will close one lane in each direction on the Poplar Street Bridge. Weekdays, crews will close the lane between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. On …
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 city of Kirkwood cancelled its city council meeting and work session that were scheduled for tonight. They will meet instead on Feb. 28: work session at 5:30 p.m.; council meeting at 7 p.m., at City Hall. The St. Louis County Library closed all branches Thursday. Don't see your business …
City Hall closed; Library closed. Local Communities are rapidly turning into ghost towns.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Baer
Thursday, February 21
This wintry mix of ice and snow is rapidly taking a toll on local businesses, schools and the like. All of the local schools are closed. At noon, the St. Louis County Library, and all branch locations closed. Ladue City Hall is closed for business. Those who are closing in Ladue should email the Patch: email@example.com or tell us through social media on Twitter. Unless you absolutely have to go out, the best advice is to stay home and let road crews plow the streets and let fire and police deal with accidents and the like. Updates will be reported throughout the storm. And...do you know of an area business, event or office that's closed today because of the storm? Please consider adding it as a comment below.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Forecasters are predicting 2-3 inches of snow, which may make New Year's Eve driving conditions hazardous.
Do your New Year's Eve plans include travel? If so, don't be caught off guard! Read this before you go. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire St. Louis area from 9 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting between 2-3 inches of snow. The snow is expected to begin in the morning and continue through late Monday night. For continuous updates, check the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Summary Page. To keep up with the latest travel conditions, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's Travel Information Map.
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 …
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 …