Monday, February 13, 2012
O'Fallon crews began pretreating city streets on Sunday night.
Like most of the St. Louis area, O'Fallon is under a winter advisory in effect until midnight on Monday. According to the National Weather Service website, snow is expected to continue falling in O'Fallon until midnight, with a chance of snow and freezing drizzle between midnight and 5 a.m. Forecasts call for one to two inches possible overnight. O'Fallon crews began preparing for the wintry mix no Sunday, with three trucks out pretreating city streets. According to the O'Fallon Snow Removal Twitter account, 16 trucks began pretreating streets with a salt and brine mix at 7 a.m. on Monday. Additional crews are prepared to come in later Monday night when the heavier snowfall is expected. You can monitor the snowy road conditions in O'…
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 …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
A winter weather advisory is in effect 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, including St. Peters, 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…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
National Weather Service predicts light snow and freezing rain beginning Tuesday night.
Freezing rain and light snow is expected to hit O'Fallon Tuesday night. According to the St. Louis National Weather Service, rain and snow are likely to start before midnight, then a possible mix of freezing drizzle between midnight and 3 a.m. The St. Charles County area is under a Hazardous Weather Outlook. According to the National Weather Service, slick spots will be possible on elevated roads. O'Fallon Director of Public Relations Tom Drabelle said the city streets department will begin monitoring streets at 8 p.m. this evening. O'Fallon crews will pre-treat with salt on bridges and other key locations. You can monitor the snowy road conditions in O'Fallon on Twitter at @OFallonSnow.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
MoDOT and O'Fallon crews are on hand for the freezing rain and snow that may fall across the St. Louis area.
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 is forecasted for the area. KMOV is reporting Wednesday's weather and freezing temperatures may cause a potentially dangerous situation and icy roads. What is …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
O'Fallon has seven trucks on the streets overnight to address issues caused by blowing snow and refreezing.
The City of O'Fallon saw the first snowfall of winter starting early Thursday, Jan. 12. According to the city's O'Fallon Snow Removal Twitter account, a two-man patrol reported at 10 p.m. on Wednesday night to begin preparing for the winter weather and monitor the road conditions. Snow began falling in O'Fallon around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. O'Fallon schools including the Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Dominic and Christian High Schools cancelled classes for the day due to the winter weather. O'Fallon crews had 28 trucks out clearing local roads during the day and addressing issues of blowing snow and refreezing on the streets. While Friday in O'Fallon is expected to be sunny with a high near 26 degrees, the city will likely …
Crews will work into the night, after slick roads and accidents prevented morning road treatments.
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 roads are mostly …
The city website provides answers to frequently asked questions about snow removal in the area.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Local meteorologists are predicting one to three inches will hit the St. Louis area, beginning overnight.
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. KMOV reports that freezing temperatures are coming along with the snow. Temps around 20 degrees are reportedly expected Thursday, down from Wednesdays 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. Check back with Patch for updates on how road crews are handling the predicted snow.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Snow puts a damper on Real Mom of O'Fallon's spring break plans
This week was supposed to be spring break for my kids. Due to excessive snow days, two days of the break ended up becoming make-up days. I would gladly lose a couple of days of spring break in order for the school year to end as planned! Although we didn’t have plans to vacation this week, I have to say I was really looking forward to sleeping in and enjoying the warmer temperatures. Some of our preliminary plans included a trip to the zoo, going to the park and just having fun outside. My boys really enjoy being outside, especially to play baseball or soccer. This winter has been one of the snowiest on record, which has kept us inside a bit too much. So even though our spring break was going to be shortened, I figured it would be …