Snow Causes Nightmare For Some O'Fallon Commuters

Thursday's winter storm dropped several inches of snow and sleet on the O'Fallon-area, which meant some drivers were stuck on the highways for hours.

What once took 20 minutes took an hour and a half.

That's the situation some O'Fallon-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 O'Fallon residents. 

Katherine Jordan was drivng from Wright City to O'Fallon—normally a 20 minute drive—and said it took her an hour and a half to get home.

"I was traveling from 12:30 p.m. to about 2 o'clock on Highway 70 and it was awful," she said on O'Fallon Pathch's Facebook page. "I don't fault MoDOT I just think it was a lot of snow and ice coming down at one time."

Others, despite their commute in the snow, appreciated the work of emergency and road crews—or even a random kind stranger.

"Days like today highlights the great people in this world," Cherie French-Edwards said. "Got stuck on Mexico trying to get home and a stranger stopped to help. Thank God for the angles in this world. Thank you random guy.

What about you? What was your afternoon drive like on Thursday? Did you get home on time or was your commute interrupted by slick highways? 


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