Weather is the big story this morning throughout Missouri. As much as fourteen inches of snow have fallen in some parts of Missouri, making driving almost impossible and resulting in many business and school closings. It appears southern and central Missouri got hit the hardest, with snow not only closing schools, but bringing normal day-to-day activity to a standstill. And, there are power outages caused by the ice that is caked on trees and power lines. AmerenUE reports tens of thousands of its customers are without electricity this morning because of downed power lines. Hardest hit appears to be St. Charles County, where more than 37,000 homes and businesses are without electricity. Crews are working to restore power. As for the roads, several highways and points along the Interstates have been closed by the State Highway Patrol and will remain so until crews have had a chance to clear the snow and ice from the roads. Parts of I-70 remain closed. Missouri Department of Transportation road crews had trouble clearing the roads overnight, due to poor visibility, which has delayed snow removal efforts. Lambert Airport in St. Louis is closed, because of the conditions, planes have been unable to land or take off. Tune in to your local Missourinet affiliate for the latest on conditions in your part of the state.
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