Sunday, March 24, 2013
Patch is partnering with Fox2 to bring you a list of school closings for March 25 after a major winter storm rolled through the area Sunday.
March's surprise snow storm hit on Sunday morning. The relentless snow wouldn't stop falling and now many studetns (and teachers, too) are left wondering if school be called off for Monday. Let's find out. Fox2 News will be helping Patch keep you informed of any cancellations in the St. Charles County area by adding them to the list below, which will be updated throughout the day. For a complete forecast, visit Fox2's website or the National Weather Service.
Friday, February 22, 2013
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 …
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
Patch is partnering with Fox2 to bring you a list of Friday school closings and early releases after a major winter storm rolled through the area Thursday.
The snow came on Thursday and made the roads an snowy mess. You know what comes after that? School closings. Most, if not all, the schools in St. Charles County closed ahead of Thursday's storm. Will school be called early again? Fox2 News will be helping Patch keep you informed of any cancellations in the St. Charles County area by adding them to the list below, which will be updated throughout the day. For a complete forecast, visit Fox2's website or the National Weather Service.
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…
The cancellations include all American Airlines flights in or out of the city after 3 p.m.
The mix of snow, sleet and ice hitting the St. Louis area has forced dozens of cancellations at Lambert International Airport, including all American Airlines flights in or out of the city after 3 p.m. More than 40 arrivals and 40 departures had been cancelled by 8:30 a.m., according to the airport’s blog, and a check of online flight information at 11:10 a.m. showed that number had risen to more than 160 total cancelled flights. Cancellations decisions are made by the individual airlines. You can see the status of your flight by visiting Lambert’s website.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Patch is partnering with Fox2 to bring you a list of school closings and early releases as a major winter storm rolls through the area Thursday.
With the snowfall expected to start shortly after sunrise and then transform into icy rain as the day goes on, school cancellations could be part of today's forecast as well. Fox2 News will be helping Patch keep you informed of any cancellations in the St. Charles County area by adding them to the list below, which will be updated throughout the day. For a complete forecast, visit Fox2's website or the National Weather Service. Read more storm coverage:
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Missouri Department of Transportation officials participated in on a statewide conference call about the coming storm.
Missouri Department of Transportation officials are urging residents to get wherever they need to be to wait out the coming storm by noon. After that, they say, roads will only get worse. “The morning rush hour is going to be the best conditions we see all day,” said Becky Allmeroth, district maintenance engineer. Allmeroth said current forecasts call for a heavy band of snow to hit the metro area in a few hours. The storm could drop up to two inches of snow per hour. She said west St. Louis County and north St. Louis County, as well as St. Charles County could see the snow as soon as 10 a.m. A blizzard warning is in effect for the metro area, with wind gusts predicted to reach up to 35 mph. Allmeroth said that warning is rare. “In my 15 …
Lake Saint Louis Patch has some important contact information as the winter storm moves through the area.
With snow and ice advancing on Metro St. Louis, Lake Saint Louis could find itself in the thick of it all. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Lake Saint Louis with an expected total accumulation of snow and ice between five and eight inches. Monday afternoon Gov. Jay Nixon called out 600 National Guard Troops in advance of the winter storm, which he said, "is predicted to cause treacherous road conditions and possibly widespread power outages.” Here is a list of important contacts and places you can turn to in case of emergency: These organizations are working with government and community agencies to provide emergency help and support: