Snow day! 3-5 inches of snow blankets St. Louis area - KMOV.com

Snow day! 3-5 inches of snow blankets St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Winter hit hard in parts of Missouri on Tuesday with snow, strong winds and dropping temperatures. Click to view live web cams

Snowfall amounts in central and eastern Missouri ranged up to about 6 inches. Several accidents were reported, mostly fender-benders. Get the latest St. Louis weather forecast.

The St. Louis area received 3-5 inches of snow, causing a slow morning commute made worse by strong winds blowing snow back onto some roadways. Missouri Department of Transportation crews worked through the night clearing the roads.

Numerous schools were closed. By 8 a.m. the temperature in St. Louis was 16 degrees and the wind chill was 0.

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