COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Snow continued to fall Monday afternoon, coating roads across Mid-Missouri and leading several schools to call early dismissals.
Snowfall was spread throughout the area, with locations such as Columbia, Osage Beach, Boonville and Hermann receiving more than an inch by 9 a.m. A winter weather advisory remained in effect for much of the area.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said many major state highways remained covered or partly covered. Updated road conditions are available on the agency's online traveler map.
Interstate 70 had snow on it throughout the area, as did highways such as 63 and 54.
Boone County Road and Bridge crews reported around 6:30 a.m. Monday to treat roads and respond to any slick spots.
"We're going to stay with it until everything is clear and passable," said Bryan Boyce, Road Maintenance Superintendent for Boone County Road and Bridge.
Schools dismissing early include Bunceton, Cole Camp, New Franklin, Otterville and Prairie Home. A complete list is available on the closings and delays page.
Columbia Public Works crews were treating roads in the area Monday morning as snow began covering roads. Precipitation started falling as rain and sleet early Monday before changing over to snow.
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According to Columbia Public Works, a 16-person crew reported at 5 a.m. and expanded to a 24-person crew at 7:30 a.m. Plows continued to work on clearing roads at noon, but Public Works said in a tweet that Columbia would probably not reach 2 inches of accumulation.
At that level, rules requiring the removal of cars from certain streets kick in.
The 24-person crew continued to treat and plow first- and second-priority routes late Monday afternoon until 7 p.m. An overnight crew was also scheduled to report, the agency said.
Boyce said Boone County does not have a policy about cars on the roads, but that it's helpful for his crews if people park their cars in the driveway when possible.
The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team issued a Weather Alert Day Sunday night through Wednesday morning for expected wind chills in the single digits.