I-70 Closed in Callaway County
You can see a view of I-70 from earlier today by watching the video to the right. NBC station KSHB flew its helicopter over mid-Missouri to see the scope of the storm. Feel free to post your thoughts and experiences in the "Tell Us Your Snow Story" link to the right. Also, email us your pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ameren is reporting about 22,000 people are without power mainly in Audrain County and near Kirksville. There are approximately 300,000 without power in the St. Louis area. Ameren is reporting that some customers could be without power for days.
The University of Missouri cancelled classes, but did not close the campus. Employees are told to come to work at their discression. But if they do not come to work, the day missed will have to be accounted for.
A winter storm warning continues until noon Friday. MoDOT is officially asking drivers to stay off the highways so it can take the time to clear the roads. Most roads are not officially shut down, but most agencies are asking drivers to stay off the roads. To check road conditions, visit the Missouri Highway Patrol Road Conditions Hotline: 800-222-6400.
The message from the Columbia Fire Department: Stay home and do not attempt to travel. To read more details of the department's media release, click on the link to the right.