Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A number of accidents were reported in the Chesterfield area as a result of the blizzard that passed through St. Louis Sunday.
Sunday’s record-setting snowfall blanketed Chesterfield in white, creating picturesque scenes and delivering one last snow day to students but also posed a significant hazard to drivers with several accidents reported in the area. The Monarch Fire Protection District responded to four accidents on Sunday, two of which involved injuries. According to the Chesterfield Police Department, the first one occurred at 7:45 a.m. on Highway 40 just west of W. Chesterfield Parkway. Police said a vehicle struck a median and rolled over after another car cut in front of it. The driver had a cut to her head and was transported to the hospital. The second incident happened later in the day at 6:35 p.m. on northbound Highway 141 where it intersects with …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Is your business closing early due to the weather? Let us know and we will add it to the list below.
The following business and organizations have announced they are shutting down for the day to due to the storm piling up snow in the Chesterfield area. Patch will also be keeping on eye on any school closings in the area. Know of another business closing? Let us know in the comments or send us an email, and we will add it to the list.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
We've been hoping forecasters would back off that prediction for a large spring snowfall, but they haven't.
Our hopes for a change of heart among weather forecasters have been dashed. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are still calling for a massive winter storm to sweep over the St. Louis metro area overnight tonight. Glenn Zimmerman, meteorologist for Patch news partner FOX2, says rain should start tonight in the area at about 9 or 10 p.m., changing into snow sometime Sunday morning. He said the heaviest bursts of snowfall may be from around noon to 2 p.m. That forecast differs only slight from the storm alert from the National Weather Service: Rain will overspread the area Saturday evening. The rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Snow, heavy at times, should …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on the St. Louis area work zones through March 6.
Missouri Department of Transportation officials warn that crews may be out treating roadways and plowing in the coming week. Drivers give the trucks plenty of room to work. Commuters should also be aware of changing roadway conditions, especially in the mornings. They should slow down, and be prepared for possible ice, especially on ramps and bridges. As the weather clears, maintenance workers will be completing needed roadway maintenance, such as pavement repairs and crack sealing. Please watch for slow moving or stopped vehicles with flashing lights in traffic lanes. As weather permits, inspection crews will close one lane in each direction on the Poplar Street Bridge. Weekdays, crews will close the lane between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. On …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The snowstorm rolling through has area businesses, schools and other programs closing early or keeping doors closed for the day. Add your business's snow day schedule to our list!
UPDATED: 4:20 p.m. Thursday- With winter weather continuing throughout the day Thursday, several area locations are closing early, canceling programs or staying closed for the day. West County Center closed at 2 p.m. Thursday due to the weather. Nordstrom and jcpenney are also closed. Operating hours for Friday, February 22, 2013 are also under review. Chesterfield Mall and South County Center closed at 4 p.m. due to the inclement weather conditions. The St. Louis County Library closed all branches Thursday. Don't see your business on this list? Tell us in the comments! Ballwin-Ellisville area Chesterfield Eureka-Wildwood area Town and Country-Manchester area Also closed Thursday: St. Louis Science Center, Missouri Botanical Gardens, …
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The St. Louis area is expected to get anywhere from 1-6 inches of snow and freezing rain when a major storm moves through the area Thursday.
With a severe winter storm warning now in effect for all of St. Louis, it's important to be prepared in case of an emergency situation, particularly a loss of power. Up to 6 inches of snow and freezing rain is expected for the metro area, so here are five resources that can come in handy when the storm hits Thursday morning. Batteries Plus in St. Louis provided the following recommendations of items for consumers to have on hand in the event of a power outage. Batteries Plus has locations in Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Florissant, St. Peters, South County and in Fairview Heights, Ill.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Large snow flakes fell across the St. Louis area Tuesday. MoDOT officials are warning drivers to use caution as they head home Tuesday evening.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said road crews took to the streets around the St. Louis area Tuesday treating roads with salt and chemicals and plowing as needed. MoDOT officials are warning drivers to use caution as they head home Tuesday evening, especially on ramps and bridges. The National Weather Service reports there could be accumulation of up to one inch of snow in some parts of the St. Louis area Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of around 20 degrees and light wind is also in the forecast. According to KMOV.com, several areas received at least a half-inch of accumulation as the narrow band of snow hit St. Louis and St. Charles counties beginning late morning. The snow stopped by mid afternoon. For more…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Forecasters are predicting 1-4 inches of snow, which may make New Year's Eve driving conditions hazardous.
Do your New Year's Eve plans include travel? If so, don't be caught off guard! A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire St. Louis area through 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting between 1-4 inches of snow. The snow is expected to begin in the morning and continue through late Monday night. For continuous updates, check the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Summary Page. The snow may mix with freezing rain at times this afternoon and tonight. To keep up with the latest travel conditions, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's Travel Information Map. Editor's note: This story was updated at 10 a.m.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wind gusts of up to 49 mph are possible throughout the day, but very little snow accumulation is expected.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook for much of the St. Louis metro area, including Chesterfield. While 3-5 inches of snow is being predicted in Northeast Missouri, the NWS said little-to-no accumulation is expceted for St. Louis County. However, the storm system moving through the Midwest today will still bring strong winds to the area, with gusts of up to 45 to 49 mph possible. It will also feel a lot like winter tonight, with a low of around 19. The wind will die down after midnight and the NWS is calling for a high of 39 tomorrow.