Friday, February 22, 2013
MoDOT expert Linda Wilson Horn will answer your questions in the comments section on Friday, Feb. 22.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to answer your road, construction and traffic questions. MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn has agreed to help us out. She will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, Feb. 22. Have a question? Ask below!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The cancellations include all American Airlines flights in or out of the city after 3 p.m.
The mix of snow, sleet and ice hitting the St. Louis area has forced dozens of cancellations at Lambert International Airport, including all American Airlines flights in or out of the city after 3 p.m. More than 40 arrivals and 40 departures had been cancelled by 8:30 a.m., according to the airport’s blog, and a check of online flight information at 11:10 a.m. showed that number had risen to more than 160 total cancelled flights. Cancellations decisions are made by the individual airlines. You can see the status of your flight by visiting Lambert’s website.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis work zones for February 21-27.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is preparing for the possibility of an intense winter weather mix over the next 24 hours, but there are many work zones scheduled this week once the roads are clear. Since Thursday’s winter storm will include ice, it will significantly impact travel. Those impacts will last until long after precipitation stops. This storm will create rapidly changing road conditions. Motorists should minimize travel if possible. Those who must travel, be prepared to remain at your destination long-term. Be sure to allow plenty of time if traveling and give snow plows plenty of room to work. MoDOT has full crews (approximately 400 employees and 200 trucks) that are ready for the snow and ice mixture. Crews have been…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The winter storm that rolled through the area on Thursday is having lingering effects on Friday. See an updated list of closures and cancellations in Brentwood and Maplewood.
A winter storm caused cancellations aross the St. Louis area on Thursday. As we approach Friday and the weekend, many events and offices remain closed. FOX-2 News will be helping Patch keep you informed of any cancellations in the Brentwood and Maplewood area by adding them to the list below, which will be updated throughout the day. For a complete forecast, visit FOX-2's website or the National Weather Service. You can also keep track of the storm by signing up for breaking news alerts. School Closings Other Cancellations, Delays and Notes
Friday, February 11, 2011
Both public works departments in Maplewood and Brentwood are over budget because of overtime payments.
A few inches of sleet instead of the forecasted foot or more snowfall last week spared the area from a crippling impact but the Maplewood and Brentwood public works departments are still feeling the effects. Both departments are repairing equipment and preparing for the next major storm. Anthony Traxler, director of public works in Maplewood, said street damage resulting from ice removal and temperature changes wasn't different compared to previous years, but last week's storm required more follow-up work. "Ice and sleet cause a lot more damage to trucks and blades than snow," he said. "Right now we're repairing and doing maintenance on blades and other items, some of it ourselves and some of it to outside companies." Jim Nahmensen, public…
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
As a "crippling winter storm" sweeps through Maplewood-Brentwood, please consider sharing photos from your front door and letting us know which roads to avoid.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning on Tuesday morning for the St. Louis area. The warning remains in effect until noon on Wednesday. The "crippling winter storm" is expected to bring 10 to 20 inches of snow with "significant accumulations of ice," the warning states. Winds of 30 miles per hour are expected to chill the region. Brentwood, Maplewood Richmond Heights and St. Mary Magdalen schools have canceled classes today and more closings are expected in the area. If you hear of a closing in Maplewood-Brentwood, please share your news in the comments. I'll be compiling a list throughout the day. Your View What's the view from your front door? How do the roads look? Snap a photo and share it with the community by …
Monday, January 31, 2011
He also activated the Missouri National Guard.
With a winter storm barreling through Missouri—and an expected foot of snow with an inch of ice expected in the St. Louis area by Tuesday—Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency on Monday and activated the Missouri National Guard. “Most of Missouri is expected to be affected by this severe winter storm, which is predicted to cause treacherous road conditions and possibly widespread power outages,” Nixon stated in a news release. “As state emergency officials continued to track the storm over the weekend, we worked closely with local agencies and faith and community groups to ensure that Missouri is as prepared as possible.” The Missouri State Emergency Operations Center will also operate 24 hours a day, the release stated.