Upwards of 9 inches of snow falls across St. Louis area

Upwards of 9 inches of snow falls across St. Louis area

Upwards of 9 inches of snow falls across St. Louis area

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ @KMOV

KMOV.com

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 16 at 8:10 AM

(KMOV.com) -- As much as 9 inches of snow fell in parts of the St. Louis area Friday night into Saturday morning. St. Charles County, Warren County and northern Franklin County were hit the hardest with snow.

Wright City, Missouri, reported the highest snowfall total at 9 inches. Marthasville, O’Fallon and Rosebud cities in Missouri also reported more than 7 inches of snowfall.

“The weather band will pass through St. Louis around 8 a.m.,” said 4Warn Chief Meteorologist Steve Templeton, “Snow should clear the entire viewing area by 11 a.m.”

On the Illinois side, more than 5.5 inches fell in Jerseyville and Grafton. IDOT also reported more than 150 salt and plow trucks are currently working on roads in the Metro-East.

MoDOT says more than 200 crews were out working around the clock to clear the roads and are also urging motorists to only travel if they have to. MoDOT said they hope to have the roads clear by late Saturday morning to mid-afternoon.

Missouri Highway Patrol reported several accidents happening along I-270 and I-70 that weren’t serious, but do report that many overpasses and ramps are still slick.

At least one person is dead after a fatal wreck on I-44 at Jamieson after crashing into a tractor trailer.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the St. Louis area until noon Saturday.

Steve Templeton says falling temperatures Saturday night might also pose problems.

“Flurries continue at times, with little additional accumulation,” says Steve Templeton, “Watch for slick sidewalks or parking lots. Melting from the daytime will re-freeze at night on untreated surfaces.”

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