winter storm http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Cold Weather Is Straining Heat-Up St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cold-weather-straining-heat-st-louis <p>Winter is taking its toll on <a href="http://www.heatupstlouis.org/" target="_blank">Heat-Up St. Louis</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The charity said this week it has helped 19,398 people with their heating bills so far this season; a 29 percent increase over last year at this time.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pam Walker, director of the St. Louis Department of Health, is asking residents and businesses to donate to Heat Up.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:28:57 +0000 Maria Altman 33516 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cold Weather Is Straining Heat-Up St. Louis 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 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 St. Louis Area Wrestles Winter Storm Aftermath http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-wrestles-winter-storm-aftermath <p><em><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Last updated at 11:57 a.m. 2/22. Will be updated as more information becomes available.</strong></em></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Quick links:&nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:04:26 +0000 Bill Raack, The Associated Press, Rachel Lippmann, Kelsey Proud, Véronique LaCapra & Julie Bierach 9499 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Area Wrestles Winter Storm Aftermath MoDOT Ready For Winter Storm http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-ready-winter-storm <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation says it’s ready for the <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MOZ064&amp;warncounty=MOC510&amp;firewxzone=MOZ064&amp;local_place1=&amp;product1=Special+Weather+Statement">winter storm</a> that’s supposed to hit the St. Louis area over Christmas.</p><p>MoDOT crews are busy pre-treating the roads, said department spokesman Drew Gates. &nbsp;He says if the weather allows, crews will take a break Christmas morning to spend some time with their families before the bulk of the storm hits.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:46:14 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7671 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Ready For Winter Storm MoDOT preparing for winter snow removal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-preparing-winter-snow-removal <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://modot.gov/">Missouri Department of Transportation</a> says snow removal won&rsquo;t be an issue this winter, despite the agency&rsquo;s downsizing.</p><p>MoDOT&rsquo;s downsizing includes laying off 1,200 workers, closing over 130 facilities, and selling off hundreds of pieces of equipment.&nbsp; State Maintenance Engineer Beth Wright says, though, that the number of workers assigned to remove snow and ice will remain the same. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:15:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2559 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT preparing for winter snow removal Obama declares state of emergency in Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/obama-declares-state-emergency-mo <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama">President Obama</a> declared a state of disaster in 59&nbsp;&nbsp;Missouri counties&nbsp;today as a result of severe winter storms that struck the state between late January and early February. Federal aid has been made available to supplement state and local cleanup efforts.</p><p>Federal assistance and funding will be available to state and local governments on a cost-sharing basis in order to help with snow removal, emergency work and repair or replacement of damaged facilities.</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:03:49 +0000 Ettie Berneking 792 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Obama declares state of emergency in Mo. McCaskill, Blunt ask for federal disaster declaration after winter storms http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-blunt-ask-federal-disaster-declaration-after-winter-storms <p>Missouri&#39;s U.S. Senators have sent <a href="http://mccaskill.senate.gov/?p=press_release&amp;id=1207">a joint letter</a> to President Obama urging the president to grant <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2011/Gov_Nixon_requests_major_disaster_declaration_to_assist_response_to_severe_snow_storm_and_blizzard">Governor Jay Nixon&#39;s request</a> to declare 64 Missouri counties federal disaster areas after this winter&#39;s heavy snowfall.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 19:13:27 +0000 Kelsey Proud 657 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill, Blunt ask for federal disaster declaration after winter storms Icy St. Louis side streets to be treated with salt-sand mixture http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/icy-st-louis-side-streets-be-treated-salt-sand-mixture <p>St. Louis neighborhoods will be getting some relief from ice-covered side streets resulting from last week's blizzard.</p><p>The <a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/government/cdstrts.htm">City of St. Louis Streets Department </a>received over 250 requests for service this morning.</p><p>Streets Director Todd Waelterman says 50 crews are out spreading a mixture of sand and salt on some of the worst areas.</p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:11:09 +0000 Adam Allington 506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Icy St. Louis side streets to be treated with salt-sand mixture Snow days pile up for local schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snow-days-pile-local-schools <p>It's been an <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_06a2c513-c8b9-5499-9f00-14ce002bb722.html">above-average winter for snowfall</a> in St. Louis, and that's wreaking havoc with the schedules for area school districts.</p><p><a href="http://dese.mo.gov/schoollaw/freqaskques/calendar.htm">By state law</a>, Missouri students have to be in class for at least 174 days and 1,044 hours. Most districts build a few extra classroom days into the schedule in order to be able to call school in case of bad weather.</p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:39:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 454 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Snow days pile up for local schools