Thursday, January 12, 2012
MoDOT crews were out early, but when traffic backed-up, crews got stuck and could not effectively treat roads. Now, police and road crews are preparing for the evening commute.
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 a messy morning commute throughout St. Charles, St. Louis 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. To check how traffic is moving this evening, click "Live Traffic" on the map above. "MoDOT is re-plowing areas as needed with the wind gusts …
Wentzville Schools closed due to snow. Several area schools close due to snow Thursday, Jan. 12
The Wentzville School District is closed due to snow. For a list of other school closings, see KSDK's list of closings. Wentzville GED classes also are closed tonight. According to the National Weather Service, there was about a half-inch of snow in the region overnight. Although there isn't much snow, icy conditions on roads and highways have caused several accidents and traffic jams. Click on "Live Traffic" on the map above to check traffic conditions near Wentzville. Officials from the Missouri Department of Transportation urge motorists to drive carefully, as black ice conditions exist. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast is for additional snow throughout the day, with accumulation from one inch to three inches. …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Local meteorologists are predicting one to three inches will hit the St. Louis area, beginning overnight.
According to local meteorologists, one to three inches of snow may fall across the St. Louis area by Thursday evening. KSDK is reporting snowfall will begin overnight and by sunrise approximately an inch will have fallen. KMOV reports that freezing temperatures are coming along with the snow. Temps around 20 degrees are reportedly expected Thursday, down from Wednesdays temperatures in the 50s. Gusting winds are expected to accompany the cold and snow, which KMOV reports will taper off around noon Thursday with flurries possible in the afternoon. Check back with Patch for updates on how road crews are handling the predicted snow.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Historically, snow has a made an irregular appearance in Lake Saint Louis and the metro area at Christmastime.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas dream may be more fantasy than fact for metro St. Louis, and locals seem to be just fine with that. Maryland Heights Patch asked Twitter followers and Facebook fans what they would prefer: A “white” Christmas or a “mild” Christmas. A mild Christmas won out, but at least one snow lover was enthusiastic: “White Christmas! #stl #weather,” tweeted @MeganWrites1. Patch contributor Robert Williams said via Twitter: “I don't mind a white Christmas, but no more snow for the rest of winter, please?” he tweeted. Experts weigh in Christmas 2010 delivered snow around the St. Louis metro area. But this season’s skies will not disappoint those hoping for milder weather at Christmas. Jim Kramper, warning coordination …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Patch Day, School Board Candidates and Dream Therapy were featured on Lake Saint Louis Patch in the past week.
Patch posted a video and information about Meet the Candidates Night at the Community Association. The St. Peters Rec-Plex hosted five St. Charles Patch websites on Saturday for Patch Day. An Amber Alert went out on Tuesday in Kentucky, and was canceled when the two children were found. News and updates from the Lake Saint Louis/Dardenne Prairie Chamber of Commerce came out on Wednesday. Patch spoke with Angela Mutert, who is a candidate for the Wentzville School District Board of Education. The election is on April 5. Heather Reiter is another candidate for the R-IV School Board, saying she will bring the perspective of a mother with young children to the table. Local Senior and a winner at DECA competitions, Katelyn LaPak is this week's…
Sunday, February 27, 2011
We had a glimpse of spring before winter snow took over again, but that wasn't all that went on this week!
On Monday, Patch released an article with information about the CyberKnife System that can treat tumors that were previously inoperable. The Advice around the Garden column offerd advice on how to properly prune a tree to keep it healthy. Updates came out from the Lake Saint Louis/Dardenne Prairire Chamber, which is partnering to offer vacation packages. On Tuesday, there was a live blog from the public work session and Board of Alderman meeting. News from the Lake Saint Louis Ski Club came out on Wednesday. Ameren's rate hike request hit a sour note as residents spoke out against the rising costs. New information from the US Census showed that Lake Saint Louis saw 43% growth since the 2000 Census. Raeanne Paynes was this week's Whiz Kid, …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Just days after we were enjoying 70-degree temps, Mother Nature decided to throw some winter back in our faces.
The area was hit with a wet, sticky snow overnight. As unwelcome as the white stuff was, you couldn't help but appreciate the Winter Wonderland landscape it left behind. These scenes were photographed in Founders Park.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Melting snow, wrestling championships, and award-winning artists are only a few things that went on this week.
On Monday, Patch got to speak to the newest member of the Wentzville R-IV School Board, Pat Hacker. Last week the snow began to melt, and so did hearts, on the Valentine's Day photo gallery. Schools in the Wentzville School District collected more than ten tons of food for Operation Food Search. In other WSD news last week, Discovery Ridge Elementary School celebrated Diversity Week and three Holt football players signed letters of intent to play college football next fall. The MSHSAA State Wrestling Championship was last week, where Holt and Timberland students were competing. Updates from the State Wrestling championships came in on Saturday, with news on the Holt and Timberland students. The final results from the State Wrestling …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Add your pictures of melting snow — or a pic of you and your Valentine honey — to our Valentine's Day gallery.
Upload your pics to our gallery. Send a photo of that huge pile of snow in your driveway that's fast becoming a little pile of snow, or melt our hearts with a picture of your favorite Valentine: your spouse, partner, kids or pets.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
A little bit more than just snow happened in Lake Saint Louis this week.
Monday was filled with snow-related news, from the Wentzville R-IV School District releasing students early, to local garbage trucks being sent into ditches by treacherous ice and snow, and warnings from weather services about a "Perfect Storm" with thunder snow and power outages. We were given five important phone numbers incase of snow emergencies on Tuesday. MoDOT urged people to stay home during the storm that had been predicted to drop as much as a foot of snow on the area, but left some areas suffering more from sleet and freezing rain. Peggy Bahrmasel gave tips on how to prevent ice damage to trees in her Advice Around The Garden Column. With ice-packed roads and single-digit temperatures, more closings occured on Tuesday around the…