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
Thursday's winter storm has brought another round of school closings for Friday at major school districts in the West and Central St. Louis County area.
UPDATED: 7:55 p.m.- A heavy load of snow and ice from Thursday's winter storm has canceled school in the West and Central St. Louis County area for another day. Fox2 News will be helping Patch keep you informed of any cancellations for Friday by adding them to the list below, which will be updated throughout the day. These public school districts will be closed on Friday: Check with the closing information on Fox2Now.com for private school closings. For a complete forecast, visit Fox2's website or the National Weather Service. You can also keep track of the storm by signing up for breaking news alerts or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Accidents in both directions have resulted in lane closures around the area where I-64, I-270 and Route 141 converge.
Traffic is extremely slow or altogether at a stop on sections of Highway 40/Interstate 64 near Highway 141 and I-270 due to accidents in both directions that have several lanes closed. Emergency crews are currently working to clear two accidents, one in the eastbound lanes at Woodsmill Drive and one westbound at Maryville Center Drive, both of which have closed multiple lanes, said MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn. There is no clear time frame for when the lanes will be re-opened. Horn said traffic maps for the area around where I-64, I-270 and 141 converge are "almost all red and yellow," indicating that vehicles are moving very slowly. Police officials also said the interstate is experiencing significant issues…
Is your business closing early due to the weather? Let us know and we will add it to the list below.
The following business have announced they are shutting their days for the day to due to the winter storm piling up snow and ice in the West County area. Several government agencies are also shutting down or re-secheduling events Know of another business closing? Let us know in the comments or send me an email, and we will add it to the list.
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.
UPDATED: With the snowfall expected to start shortly after sunrise and then transform into icy rain as the day goes on, school cancellations are part of the forecast as well. Fox2 News will be helping Patch keep you informed of any cancellations in the West and Central St. Louis County area by adding them to the list below, which will be updated throughout the day. These public school districts will be closed on Thursday: Check with the closing information on Fox2Now.com for private school closings. For a complete forecast, visit Fox2's website or the National Weather Service. You can also keep track of the storm by signing up for breaking news alerts or by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Read more storm coverage:
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
With wind gusts predicted, visibility could drop to zero. If that happens, MoDOT officials say even their plows will have to stay off the roads.
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 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 years with MoDOT, …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Rain and sleet are predicted for Monday night. Forecasts say Tuesday will bring snow.
Emergency officials are planning for a half-inch to an inch of freezing rain and ice, topped by about a foot of snow as the perfect winter storm bears down on the St. Louis area from the west. “Whatever you get, it’s going to be in a large amount,” said Jim Kramper of the National Weather Service. “We’re fairly confident this is a big storm.” The build up of ice, a large amount of snow and dropping temperatures are predicted to cause major problems and possible power outages. Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency late Monday afternoon and activated the National Guard in preparation for the storm. The National Guard will be available to assist local emergency agencies, a news release from the governor’s office stated. St. Louis …