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Light Snow Covers St. Louis County; Above-Freezing Temps Expected Today

Large snow flakes fell across the St. Louis area Tuesday. Get tips from MoDOT on being safe in winter weather.

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 warned 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.

Wednesday temperatures are expected to reach a high of around 45 degrees, and no more snow is expected in the forecast.

Before the next snow, MoDOT offers these tips for your car:

  • Winterize your car with fresh antifreeze, a good battery, a properly operating exhaust system and oil that will withstand the rigors of cold weather.
  • If possible, avoid driving until the roads are safe and passable. You don't want to slide off the road, and we don't want to plow around disabled vehicles.
  • Do a thorough pretrip inspection of your vehicle, paying special attention to your tires, brakes, windshield wipers and windshield wiper fluid.

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.

Tuesday's snow stopped by mid afternoon.

For more on road conditions, visit MoDOT's Traveler Information Map.

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