snow http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Winter Storms Blow Into Government Coffers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/winter-storms-blow-government-coffers <p>This year’s array of snowstorms kept governmental entities across Missouri busy plowing roads. It hasn't been cheap to keep streets clear. &nbsp;And the expense is expected to go up as winter storms continue their blitz across the St. Louis area and the Show Me State.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:42:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33459 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Winter Storms Blow Into Government Coffers St. Louis City Streets Director Gets Earful From Aldermen Over January Storm http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-streets-director-gets-earful-aldermen-over-january-storm <p>St. Louis’ streets director faced a harsh reception from aldermen <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-angst-prompts-st-louis-city-plow-side-streets">for how the city responded to a January snowstorm.</a></p><p>During an appearance before the aldermanic&nbsp; committee,&nbsp; Streets Director Todd Waelterman faced a torrent of criticism for how the city responded to the January snowstorm.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:14:54 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33373 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City Streets Director Gets Earful From Aldermen Over January Storm As Snow Melts, Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snow-melts-red-cross-calls-blood-donations <p></p><p>The American Red Cross is asking donors to help replenish the St. Louis region’s blood supply after snow and frigid weather prevented blood collection for several days.</p><p>Red Cross spokesman Dan Fox says snow and cold across the country have led to a shortfall in donations.</p><p>“Here in the Missouri-Illinois region over the past five or six days, we’ve had to cancel more than 30 blood drives because of the weather,” Fox says. “And as a result of that, we’re seeing a shortfall of close to 900 units of blood and platelets.”</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:02:39 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 32956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Snow Melts, Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations Public Angst Prompts St. Louis City To Plow Side Streets http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-angst-prompts-st-louis-city-plow-side-streets <p><em>Updated 4:58 p.m. 1/10/13 with map of plow requests.</em></p><p>For the first time in recent memory, the city of St. Louis is plowing its residential streets.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s a policy shift that came amid <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/snowfall-special-report-hang-onto-your-side-mirrors/article_bca29b38-1588-5164-8291-dcef70cd371d.html">widespread complaints</a> that the city did an inadequate job of cleaning up after Sunday’s snowstorm.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:33:23 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Angst Prompts St. Louis City To Plow Side Streets Shovel On: Clearing Sidewalks Doesn't Increase Liability In 'Slip and Fall' Cases, Say Attorneys http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shovel-clearing-sidewalks-doesnt-increase-liability-slip-and-fall-cases-say-attorneys <p>Despite a persistent myth that seems to surface every time it snows, homeowners don’t increase their liability in "slip and fall" cases because they cleared the snow and ice from their sidewalks, say local attorneys.</p><p>Snow and ice are considered a normal hazard of living -- and clearing off your sidewalk is the right thing to do, said&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hullverson.com/Attorneys/Stephen-H-Ringkamp.shtml">Stephen Ringkamp </a>of the Hullverson Law Firm.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:18:25 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 32834 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shovel On: Clearing Sidewalks Doesn't Increase Liability In 'Slip and Fall' Cases, Say Attorneys Snow Captured In Pictures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snow-captured-pictures <p>First, a tribute to those who are trying to work as the snow piles up. But for many, though, it's been a day at home. Reports have come in of cookies baking, chili in&nbsp;Crock-Pots and books being ready by people curled up under warm throws.</p><p>We asked staff and friends to send us photos if they ventured out -- some stayed in and took their photos; others didn't venture far, except for the intrepid Robert W. Duffy. To share your pictures, email to <a href="mailto:korandod@umsl.edu">korandod@umsl.edu</a>.</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 20:23:02 +0000 Donna Korando 32780 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Snow Captured In Pictures Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-urge-caution-during-cold-weather <p></p><p><strong>Updated at 5:50 p.m. Monday with information from latest city briefing</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Kelly MacNeil, The Associated Press, Julie Bierach & WSIU 32774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather Yesterday's Record-Setting St. Louis Snowstorm In 15 Seconds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/yesterdays-record-setting-st-louis-snowstorm-15-seconds <p>So you can relive the all-day snow from yesterday, this fun video was brought to us via our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/stlpublicradio">Facebook page </a>from fan<a href="http://scott-rackers.artistwebsites.com/"> Scott Rackers</a>. Wondering what the records are for snowfall in St. Louis? Our <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/infographic-top-10-march-snowfalls-st-louis-history">infographic</a>&nbsp;has the answers.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:39:37 +0000 Kelsey Proud 24796 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Yesterday's Record-Setting St. Louis Snowstorm In 15 Seconds Infographic: Top 10 March Snowfalls In St. Louis History http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/infographic-top-10-march-snowfalls-st-louis-history <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated Monday, March 25 with new snowfall totals</em></p><p>Late Sunday night 12.4 inches of snow had accumulated at Lambert International Airport, setting a new record for a March snowfall in St. Louis. &nbsp;The previous record was set 101 years ago, when just over a foot of snow fell on March 24, 1912.&nbsp; The below chart shows the top ten snowfalls in March. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 17:08:54 +0000 Tim Lloyd 24781 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Infographic: Top 10 March Snowfalls In St. Louis History Last Blast Of Winter Takes Aim At St. Louis Region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/last-blast-winter-takes-aim-st-louis-region <p><em>Updated 9:25 a.m. on Monday, March 25, with details on snow totals for St. Louis region.</em></p><p>The National Weather Service says Lambert St. Louis Airport had a record 24-hour snow fall total of 12.4 inches. At least 100 flights were canceled at Lambert on Sunday. As of 6:15 a.m. Monday, 18 departing flights have been canceled, along with 12 arriving flights.</p><p><em>Updated 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, with details on snow removal efforts<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></em></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:05:38 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Tim Lloyd 24754 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Last Blast Of Winter Takes Aim At St. Louis Region