By Clarion News staff
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – A strong cold front moved across the Capital City Monday morning, bringing snow and changes to campus events. Many commuters raced home early as the wintry mix began turning parking lots white with frozen precipitation. An outdoor Veterans Day event planned for Monday was moved indoors.
The National Weather Service on Tuesday reported snowfall totals on Tuesday, indicating that much of Mid-Missouri received anywhere from one-half an inch to three inches. The Missouri Dept. of Transportation reported numerous problems with ice-covered roadways and single-digit temperatures rendering salt nearly useless in efforts to keep motorists from hazardous conditions.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported numerous accidents and closed roads Monday night as the storm moved eastward across the state. The evening commute in St. Louis was slowed to a crawl along interstates 44, 64/40, 270, 55, and 70, with major accidents bring cars to a standstill along I-70 near St. Charles. The Weather Service says good news is coming Tuesday night.
A warm front will enter southern and central Missouri late Tuesday night, bringing temps into the 40s by Wednesday afternoon.