What once took 30 minutes took nearly four hours.
That's the situation some Wentzville-area residents found themselves in driving home during Thursday's snow storm.
Thursday's winter storm dropped several inches of snow and sleet on nearby highways and interstates, which wreaked havoc on folks looking to get home early from work.
Many of St. Louis' major highways were at a standstill for most of Thursday afternoon. Trapped in that gridlock were a few Wentzville residents.
Some even had to get a hotel room.
"My husband had to get a hotel room in St. Peter's," said Tracy Lener Keck. "Highways are closing and he has to be at work at 6 am tomorrow. Not worth the 3 hr drive!!"
"4.5 hours from Kingshighway and Hwy 70 out to Wentzville," said Kathleen Murphy Lang. "Left around noon. If people would do a steady 25mph hwy there would be far fewer problems."
What about you? What was your afternoon drive like on Thursday? Did you get home on time or was your commute interrupted by slick highways?