Troy residents seek shelter in local hotels

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 11:50 PM

TROY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Parts of Troy, Mo. saw as much as seven inches of snow Thursday.

Some people booked hotel rooms for the night because they did not want to drive through the snow covered roads.

However, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said they haven’t responded to any emergencies during the day Thursday.

“We decided we would be safer at a hotel than trying to get back to either of our homes,” said Troy resident Stacey Twellman, “I came to pick up a cell phone I’d forgot and by the time we got outta there it was too bad.”

Some residents said they tried to navigate the roads, but it only took a few minutes drive and they said it wasn’t safe to get back home.

“We’ve had phone calls off the hook,” said Super 8 assistant manager Sarah Terrana, “People have been coming and we were sold out by 3:30 pm here.”

Most restaurants in Troy were closed Thursday and the ones open were empty.

“I went to work and then at lunch went out to check the roads,” resident Gerard Washington said, “the roads weren’t plowed yet. People have been driving poorly.”

Washington also said the roads still had too much snow on them and it was dangerous to drive.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office encouraged everyone to stay off the roads Thursday.

 

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