Snow slowing travel on St. Louis roads during rush hour

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Click the image for the latest travel information.  Several accidents are snarling traffic in St. Louis

Click the image for the latest travel information.  Several accidents are snarling traffic in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Snow is being blamed for several accidents clogging traffic on area roads as rush hour nears in St. Louis.  An IDoT worker was struck by a vehicle on I-64 and 111.    FOX 2 reporters are saying that travel times in the area are about double the average.

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A clipper system is producing some light accumulations of snow Wednesday into the evening. This system is dropping southeast but is running up against some very dry air. As a result much of what the radar is seeing over central Missouri is up in the clouds and drying up before reaching the ground.

Overall, this system will be going through a weakening trend as it approaches St. Louis this afternoon with snow intensities diminishing as the system passes through. That said, as we experienced during the AM rush yesterday, even a little snow during the rush hour can cause some issues.

The timing of the snow is indicated in the middle graphic below. In general:

  • West/Northwest of St. Louis – 11am to 3pm
  • Along the Mississippi River including St. Louis – 2pm to 8pm
  • Southeast/east of St. Louis – 4pm to 9pm

Accumulations of around 1″ are a good bet in a band from Metro STL to the northwest…with a few isolated spots up to 2″…especially up between Kirksville and Warrenton. I still like 1″ or so for metro STL. Expect a dusting to 1″ further east and south.

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