Winter storm slams St. Louis area

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 11:06 PM

(KMOV) – The largest winter storm the Midwest has seen in two years swept through the St. Louis area and is expected to continue its assault through Thursday evening.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for most of the bi-state region from early Thursday morning through 12 a.m. Friday.

“It’s been a mixture of snow and sleet, some freezing rain in parts of the area,” said News 4 Chief Meteorologist Steve Templeton.

North of St. Louis saw higher snowfall amounts and and ice accumulation from freezing rain was at its highest to the south.

Click here for a full detailed forecast.

Templeton said the storm would continue through the afternoon before shutting down as we get into the evening.

Roads throughout the area are slick and covered with the wintry mix. Both MoDOT and IDOT have set up hotlines for drivers to check road conditions before they hit the road.

Missouri conditions can be heard at 1-888-275-6636, while those driving in Illinois can get conditions at 1-800-452-4368.

Click here for the latest traffic conditions in the St. Louis area.

Concerning public transportation, both Metro continues to keep an eye on road conditions. They say riders should arrive early and allow extra time for their commutes.

While MetroLink stations, bus stops and parking lots have been treated, they say customers should continue to use caution.

MetroBus said rides could be anywhere from three to 65 minutes later than usual.

Snow routes can be found at
metrostlouis.org

While the storm will most likely taper off by mid-to-late Thursday evening, some freezing drizzle may linger into the night throughout the viewing area.

Below you'll find a number of links that will help you and others track the storms:

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

Log on to our Facebook page and tell us what the weather is doing where you are.

During weather events, the News 4 Meteorologists are constantly updating our KMOVWeather Twitter feed. The very latest watches and warnings are automatically posted to this feed.  You can view the feed below.

You can also stay aware of any weather threat with radar and forecast updates by downloading the KMOV mobile app!  

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