COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia sent approximately 24 plows out onto the streets Thursday morning around 7 a.m. in response to the winter storm. Spokesperson for Columbia Public Works Steven Sapp said the plows are clearing first and second priority streets first. The plows will not be clearing residential areas at this time. You can view the priority streets here.
Sapp said recycling and trash operations will continue throughout the day, however, residents should expect a delay in the service because of the snow.
Columbia Transit is currently running on its weather emergency routes. Buses will leave the station on the hour every hour and then they will leave their end points on the half hour every hour.
Sapp urges drivers to stay home if possible and to keep young, inexperienced drivers off the roads. Drivers, who went out on the roads Thursday, agree with Sapp.