Friday, February 22, 2013
MoDOT expert Linda Wilson Horn will answer your questions in the comments section on Friday, Feb. 22.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to answer your road, construction and traffic questions. MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn has agreed to help us out. She will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, Feb. 22. Have a question? Ask below!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sections of I-70 and I-64 are now closed.
- - - Updated at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday - - - O'Fallon Police advised at 3:30 p.m. that I-70 westbound is shut down at mile marker 214 at Lake St. Louis all the way to Hwy 40/64. It may take two hours to clear. At 3:40 p.m., MoDOT's traffic map indicated I-70 closed from exit 212 to Bryan Road, and I-64 from Hwy. 94 clear through West St. Louis county to I-270. - - - Original story - - - It's a mess out there. Today's sleet, ice and snow have St. Charles County emergency crews and police departments strained to their limits. Just listen to the scanner feed available at RadioReference.com for a few minutes, and it's immediately obvious that police have their hands full today. Just a few examples: Patch called O'Fallon police to ask about a…
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.
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 is forecasted for the area. KMOV is reporting Wednesday's weather and freezing temperatures may cause a potentially dangerous situation and icy roads. What is …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
For the second time in two weeks, Wentzville R-IV closes for inclement weather.
Wentzville R-IV School District has canceled classes for Thursday, Jan. 20, due to the inclement weather. Updated closings will be posted on Wentzville Patch as they become available. Other closings include: With another bout of icy temperatures rolling through the St. Louis area Wednesday night, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is working hard to keep motorists safe on the road. According to Kara Price, the most immediate threat to the area is a re-freeze on the roads resulting from plummeting temperatures. “Crews will monitor the roads for slick areas, especially on bridges and ramps,” she said. “Even though they will be treating these areas with salt, motorists are advised to slow down and be cautious.” Snow began to …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Wentzville School called off classes today due to the winter storm and road conditions.
The Wentzville School District will not be in session on Tuesday, January 11, after a winter storm came through Monday night and continues to blanket the area with snow. Blowing snow and drifting continued to cause problems through the day and into Tuesday evening. The district announced Tuesday night about 10:30 p.m. that schools would also be closed on Wednesday, January 12.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Lake Saint Louis and the entire St. Louis area could be dealing with three to six inches of snow by this time Tuesday.
The National Weather Service is calling for a 100 percent chance of 3 to 6 inches of snow within the next two days in the St. Louis area. Two to 4 inches of snow accumulation is expected to fall beginning around 4 p.m. tonight, with a 70 percent chance of more precipitation tomorrow morning. Kara Price, the Missouri Department of Transportation intermediate community relations specialist, said that MoDOT is ready for the storm. They currently are pretreating more heavily traveled roads with a salt and beet juice mixture. Beet juice makes the salt more effective, fighting through icier patches. MoDOT has around 32,000 tons of the salt mixture ready at the beginning of winter, and they have about 22,000 tons left, which is plenty for this …