Interstate 70 all the way across Missouri remains closed this morning. I-44 remains closed from Springfield to the Oklahoma line. The transportation department hopes to have them opened later this morning and hopes to be able to shift crews to some secondary roads.
And it’s colder than Hell this morning. About 6:30 a.m., Hell, Michigan had a reading of 19 degrees.
St. Joseph, Lee’s Summit, and KCI had readings of plus 3 to plus 5 at 6 a.m.; It was 6 in Springfield, 4 in Joplin, 9 in Columbia, a dozen in Jefferson City, 10 at the Lake of the Ozarks. Cities below the blizzard line, or barely touched by the blizzard were warmer: 19 at St. Louis; 22 at Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff, 13 at West Plains.
The weather service says the coldest temperatures won’t come until tomorrow morning, though. Some places are seeing flurries or light snow, but the worst of the snow is east of us.
Here are some snow depths reported by the National Weather Service (these amounts were reported at various times during the day yesterday and last night and might not be the final totals): :
21–Camdenton, Camden County
20–Hannibal, Marion County; Columbia, Boone County;
19–Shelbina, Shelby County
18–Sedalia, Pettis County; Lamar, Barton County; Joplin, Jasper County; Jefferson City, Cole County
17–Bevier, Macon County; Appleton City, St. Clair County; Ashland, Boone County; Mexico, Audrain County;
16–Meadville, Linn County; Fair Play, Polk County; Fulton, Callaway County
15–Duquesne, Jasper County; Stockton, Cedar County; Brookfield, Linn County
14–Cameron, DeKalb County; Nemo, Hickory County;
13.5–Pershing, Gasconade County
13–Chillicothe, Livingston County; Louisiana, Pike County; Carthage, Jasper County; Green field, Dade County
12.5–Blue Springs, Jackson County
12.3–Trenton, Grundy County
11.0–Jamesport, Daviess County
10.0–Marceline, Linn County; Anderson, McDonald County (where a 100 x 200 foot metal building collapsed from the weight of snow); Springfield, Greene County; Lebanon, Laclede County (eight inches of snow on top of two inches of sleet)
7.5–St. Joseph, Buchanan County
5—Rock Port, in the northwest corner.
4–Hazelwood, St. Louis County; St. Peters, St. Charles County; St. Louis city
Those numbers should help track the course of the blizzard yesterday. Several areas generally along the I-44 corridor also had ice and sleet before the heavy snows.
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