St. Louis, mo. (KTVI) – St. Louis City leaders expect road conditions to improve by Friday morning but there will still be plenty of problems.
‘Arterials, secondary and hill routes should be passable by the morning hours,’ said Mayor Francis Slay. ‘The residential streets will be a problem for some time depending on the weather and the temperature in particularly.’
Streets director Todd Waelterman said the quick rate at which the snow fell became a problem for crews on Thursday.
‘We just couldn`t keep up,’ explained Waelterman. ‘It was depressing.’
Drivers were stuck on main streets, interstates and in neighborhoods. Some stranded motorists tried to drive over piles of snow pushed to the side by plows or other traffic. Waelterman predicts those piles of snow could continue to cause problems on Monday. He said drivers should expect delays.
‘We`re going to try and drop some salt on those streets but my not means will you have bare pavement.’