Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Creve Coeur area could see the first bit of measurable snow of the season Thursday.
It may not be enough for a "White Christmas", but Creve Coeur will likely see at least a little snow Thursday. The National Weather Service calls for snow in the St. Louis area after 11 a.m., with accumulations only expected to be about half an inch. The wind could be a trickier problem, prompting a Wind Advisory for the area. Here are some resources to have handy during any time of severe weather. Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference.
Monday, February 13, 2012
MoDOT is now more concerned with Tuesday morning's rush hour than Monday evening, but crews are on the roads and ready.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the St. Louis area that remais in effect until midnight. Meteorologists are forecasting accumulations between 2 and 4 inches for the metro area. According to the NWS, the latest indications are that the heaviest snowfall will occur during the late afternoon and evening hours. Snow with some sleet accumulation is possible, with the storm expected to end late Monday. However, Kara Price, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), tells Patch that crews are now expecting the winter storm to run through Tuesday morning's rush hour. They have been pretreating the roads since Saturday night in anticipation of the storm, and they are ready for …
St. Louis is under a winter weather advisory from 9 a.m. until midnight Monday.
While the morning commute looks to be problem free, the afternoon and evening rush hour may be another story. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the St. Louis area that is in effect Monday from 9 a.m. until midnight. NWS experts are forecasting accumulations between 2 and 4 inches for the metro area. The snow will begin in the mid-morning hours and continue throughout much of the day, according the the NWS. The heaviest snow will fall during the afternoon and early evening hours. Kara Price, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), said workers have been pretreating the roads since Saturday night in anticipation of the storm. "We'll have full crews coming in overnight …
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. How are the roads? Tell us what you think in the comments box at the bottom of this article.
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 isforecasted for the area. KMOV is reporting Wednesday's weather and freezing temperatures may cause a potentially dangerous situation and icy roads. What is …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Area roads expected to get a wintry mix through Friday night.
The St. Louis metropolitan area is under a winter weather advisory which began at 3 p.m. Friday lasting through midnight. According to the National Weather Service, there will be a light, freezing drizzle throughout the area. An icy glaze could cover streets during the advisory, making travel potentially treacherous. Missouri Department of Transportation spokesman Andrew Gates tells Patch that motorists should be especially careful on overpasses, bridges and ramps, where ice can form even when the streets are clear. “It’s basically the same as any other winter storm,” he said. He said streets are being pre-treated in anticipation of the freezing rain. However, if it rains while temperatures are still above freezing, the water could wash …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Public works crews will be on a skeleton staff tonight in case of re-freezing
Snow was still falling in Creve Coeur after noon Thursday, but from the city public works perspective, director Jim Heines was pleased with his department's work battling the first real snow event of the season. "Streets are in really good condition," he said by phone almost 12 hours after workers had first hit the street to pretreat roads ahead of the A.M. rush hour snow. Heines said the key was getting out in front of the weather and the traffic, as the Missouri Department of Transportation and other municipalities learned. As a result, some roads, including Olive Boulevard, Interstate 270, who's plowing responsiblities are are managed by the state or the country, were difficult to navigate during the morning commute. MoDOT Director …
Police and road crews are preparing for the evening commute. MoDOT crews will work into the night, after slick roads and accidents prevented morning road treatments.
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 messy morning roads throughout St. Louis, St. Charles 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. "MoDOT is re-plowing areas as needed with the wind gusts blowing some snow back on the roads. We will continue to have full crews working until all …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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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. A winter weather advisory has also been issued for St. Louis County, by the National Weather Service. KMOV reports that freezing temperatures are coming along with the snow. Temps around 20 degrees are reportedly expected Thursday, down from Wednesday's 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. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds drivers to take the usual precautions with …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
County says job cuts are part of the plan to reach a budget deal.
Less than five minutes into Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council meeting, County Executive Charlie Dooley made the announcement that all 23 St. Louis County Parks slated for closure in 2012 will stay open. “The things that we’ve compromised on is that we’re going to leave all of our parks systems open… we will keep the West County satellite office open as well, and we will keep the plowing in unincorporated St. Louis County,” he said. The county executive emphasized a team effort in not only adjusting the 2012 budget, but also looking ahead for long-term solutions to what he originally predicted to be a $26 million budget deficit. “There may be lingering issues in the future about how large a deficit was or wasn’t, or if it exists. Those don…
Saturday, February 5, 2011
District exceeded the number of snow days built into its schedule.
Parents of students in the Parkway school district will want to look at their calendars closely. This week's bout with winter weather has forced administrators to add days back to the class schedule to be in line with state laws on school attendance. School will be in session on Friday Feb. 18 and Friday April 29. Students in grades K-8 will have a full day of class May 26, and a half day on May 27. This all assumes there are no more snow days taken for the rest of the school year. Creve Coeur Patch will be checking with other local schools and will update those schedules as they develop.