Snow Leaves Mid-Missourians Stuck at Home

7 years 9 months 1 day ago Thursday, January 20 2011 Jan 20, 2011 Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:09:38 PM CST January 20, 2011 in News
COLUMBIA - The hefty snowfall people woke up to Thursday kept many of them stuck at home. Some who didn't plan on taking a snow day spent their time indoors or playing in the powder.

Amy Sanders was one resident who planned to get out.

"My husband and I planned to take the kids to work," said Sanders.

Living at the end of an unplowed cul-de-sac on the west side of Columbia kept her from leaving. Sander's husband walked to another side of their subdivision to hitch a ride to the hospital where he works.

"They all kind of got together and worked together. I think between 6 o'clock they started plowing and at about 10:30 they got into work this morning. So it definitely took quite a while," said Sanders.

Others who live on more major roads said they saw plows early this morning. Many were able to make it to work without too much hassle.

"We work on a priority system, and those are the ones we make sure are safe and passable before we move into residential areas," said Public Works Spokesperson Jill Stedem.

The city said its 18 plows will work through the night until the snow is cleared. The city anticipates it will plow for two or more days.


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