More than 7 inches of snow reported across parts of St. Louis area

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by Brendan Marks / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 5 at 2:43 PM

(KMOV) -- A winter storm bore down on the St. Louis area Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday, dumping enough snow to make roads treacherous and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and hundreds of schools.

The amount of snow varied across the region, with some areas getting as little as 2 inches and some parts receiving up to 8 inches.

Click here to view snowfall totals across the area 

Cites north of the St. Louis Metro area, like Bowling Green, got somewhere between 6 and 8 inches, while St. Louis Charles got between 5 and 6.

About 4.5 inches of snow hit St. Louis city and the southern parts of the viewing area received less, more in the 2- to 4-inch range.

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The snow forced about 670 schools across the St. Louis area to close, and dozens of flights in and out of Lambert Airport were cancelled.

No major traffic incidents were reported Wednesday morning, though traffic was slowed in the region as street crews worked to clear the slick roadways.

In Fairview Heights, about 1,700 people were without electricity at one point.

The 25.9 inches of snow this winter makest for the 11th snowiest winter in St. Louis history. In total, January saw 15.8 inches of snow, the 6th snowiest January in history. 

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St. Louis Metro customers were being asked to use extra caution at bus stops. MetroBus had up to 20-minute delays on a few routes, but most had no extra wait time.

MetroLink and Metro Call-A-Ride did not have delays as of 6:30 a.m.

The 4Warn Storm Team said light to briefly moderate snow would continue through the Wednesday morning drive, with temperatures in the 20s and 10- to 20-mph winds blowing northwest.

“The winds will promote blowing and drifting snow along with wind chills in the single digits,” said News 4 Meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt.

Wednesday afternoon will see a high temperature of around 23 degrees, with wind chills near 10.

Those temperatures will continue to plummet as the day goes on, dropping to about 0 by nighttime with wind chills making it feel even colder.

Complete snowfall totals
Hannibal, MO 11.5"
Troy, MO 8"
Carlinville, IL 8"
Hamburg, IL 7.7"
Jerseyville, IL 7.5"
Grafton, IL 7"
Warrenton, MO 6.5"
White Hall, IL 6.2"
Nashville, IL 6"
Florissant 5.2"
St. Peters 5"
Ellis Grove, IL 4.5"
Ballwin, MO 4.5"
Collinsville, IL 4"
Smithton, IL 4"
Crestwood, MO 3.8"
French Village, MO 3.7"
Dup, IL 3.5"
Union, MO 3.4"
Washington, MO 3.3"
Lonedell, MO 3.3"

Here are a number of links to help you throughout the day:

Traffic conditions in the St. Louis area

Map of winter watches and warnings

List of school and business closings

Latest flight status/delay/cancellations at Lambert

For up-to-date information on power outages visit the Ameren Missouri or Ameren Illinois outage maps.

Click here for the KMOV.com Storm Mode page with the latest weather condition updates.

Click here to upload your storm photos and video or e-mail photos to website@kmov.com

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