LIVE UPDATES: Ice storm closes St. Louis roads, schools and businesses
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This is a multi-day weather event will bring several waves of icy weather to the region starting Friday and lasting through Sunday. However, it will not be raining (or sleeting) all the time. It comes in waves that may last for several hours each time.
This storm is causing many school and business closures. Slick roads are causing some accidents in the area. Check the list below for the latest updates.
Police car struck during crash closing westbound I-70 in north St. Louis County
Crews de-icing planes at Lambert Airport in St. Louis
Schnucks grocery stores in St. Louis and parts of Illinois will be closing Friday at 7pm.
Stores affected by the early closings also include those in Jefferson City, Columbia, Farmington, Washington and Centralia.
Schnucks plans on reopening Saturday at 6am.
Call Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583 to report downed lines and outages
Four state historic sites in southwestern Illinois are closing Friday out of an abundance of caution as an ice storm approaches the area. Cahokia Mounds, Fort de Chartres, Lewis & Clark and Vandalia close as ice storm approaches
Current Missouri power outage map from Ameren:
Due to the weather, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center and West County Center are closing at 1pm today. Department stores and restaurant hours may vary. Check each mall’s website for updates
MoDOT holds press conference today at 4:30pm to provide updates on winter operations
Ice update from Angela Hutti from several cities on I-55 south of St. Louis
City of St. Peters Weather Emergency Update: City Hall Closed Today at Noon
Two people have died in accidents on the roads this morning. The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating. One of the deaths appears to be weather related.
Timeline of this storm:
We are extending our on-air coverage of the ice storm. You can watch LIVE streaming video online here: http://fox2now.com/live-streaming/
The first day of the Cardinal’s Winter Warm-Up is cancelled due to the icy weather. The 2017 Winter Warm-Up event is being held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Saturday’s festivities are cancelled. Fans that purchased autograph tickets for Saturday will be automatically refunded.
The Cardinals say that the balance of the Winter Warm-Up Weekend planned for Sunday and Monday remain as scheduled; however, the team will continue to closely monitor the situation to determine if anything should be adjusted due to the inclement weather impacting the region.