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Snow Causes Nightmare For Some Wentzville Commuters

Thursday's winter storm dropped several inches of snow and sleet on the Wentzville-area, which meant some drivers were stuck on the highways for hours.

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? 

bobcat February 22, 2013 at 01:26 PM
Has there been any consideration about lowering the sped limit on highway 70 from 70 mph to 60 mph in the city limits of Wentzville.This is no longer a rural area and the noise from these large truck is serious noise pollution.
kasey February 22, 2013 at 03:50 PM
I agree with the part about people driving too fast during these conditions. Some people just don't think, or care about the safety of others

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