Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Here are numbers and resources in case Mehlville faces a snow and ice emergency.
With snow and ice advancing on Missouri, the area could find itself in a bind. Monday afternoon Gov. Jay Nixon called out 600 National Guard troops in advance of the winter storm, which he said, "is predicted to cause treacherous road conditions and possibly widespread power outages.” Here is a list of important contacts and places you can turn to in case of emergency: These organizations are working with government and community agencies to provide emergency help and support:
As freezing rain pours, snow is supposed to arrive after 12 p.m.
Missouri Department of Transportation officials are urging residents to get wherever they need to be by noon to wait out the coming storm. After that, they say the 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 St. Louis County 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 …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The area is expecting its fourth snowstorm of the winter.
The National Weather Service has issued yet another winter weather advisory, from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday. Approximately 6 to 7 inches of snow is predicted to drop Wednesday evening and continue on into Thursday, affecting the morning rush-hour commute. With another bout of icy temperatures scheduled to roll through the St. Louis area, the Missouri Department of Transportation is working hard to keep motorists safe on the road. According to MoDOT spokeswoman Kara Price, the most immediate threat to the area is a re-freeze on the roads resulting from plummeting temperatures. “Crews will monitor the roads for slick areas, especially on bridges and ramps,” she said. “Even though they will be treating these areas with salt, …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Two to four inches of snow has been predicted on Friday.
It's going to be a white Christmas in Mehlville. Missouri Department of Transportation crews are preparing for 2 to 4 inches of snow on Christmas Eve, as predicted by the National Weather Service. Some pockets might receive a bit more snow. Forecasts call for the snow to start Friday morning and last through Friday evening. MoDOT currently is pretreating major routes, beginning with interstates. The second-most heavily traveled roads will be treated next. In Mehlville, this will mainly be Lemay Ferry and Telegraph Roads. Crews will then plow the remaining less-traveled roads, concentrating on hills, curves and intersections. With more drivers on the roads during the holidays, MoDOT officials say the best time to travel is Thursday or …