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12:28 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Cold Weather Is Straining Heat-Up St. Louis

A city worker clears the sidewalks in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday. President Obama has declared all 114 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis a federal disaster area following this week's winter storm.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Winter is taking its toll on Heat-Up St. Louis.

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.

Pam Walker, director of the St. Louis Department of Health, is asking residents and businesses to donate to Heat Up.

"We are anticipating that as many as 55,000 people are going to need help this heating season," Walker said, "and Heat-Up St. Louis is in need of resources."

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Snow Storms
1:42 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Winter Storms Blow Into Government Coffers

Winter storms come with a price tag.
(Missouri Department of Transportation/Facebook)

This year’s array of snowstorms kept governmental entities across Missouri busy plowing roads. It hasn't been cheap to keep streets clear.  And the expense is expected to go up as winter storms continue their blitz across the St. Louis area and the Show Me State.

To understand just how much more expensive this winter is than previous years, Missouri Department of Transportation’s Elizabeth Wright provides some perspective.  She says it’s cost the state around $40 million to plow snow off state roads so far. But MoDOT spends on average $42 million every year.

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March snowstorm
3:05 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Last Blast Of Winter Takes Aim At St. Louis Region

A heavy snow storm falls on Busch Stadium in St. Louis on March 24, 2013.
Credit Bill Greenblatt / UPI

Updated 9:25 a.m. on Monday, March 25, with details on snow totals for St. Louis region.

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.

Updated 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, with details on snow removal efforts.

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Winter Storm
5:04 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

St. Louis Area Wrestles Winter Storm Aftermath

A motorist is helped after encountering a snow drift on Highway 64 in Ladue, Mo. on February 21, 2013.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Last updated at 11:57 a.m. 2/22. Will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Winter storm
2:46 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

MoDOT Ready For Winter Storm

MoDOT will have 200 trucks on the road plowing and spreading salt during the forecasted winter storm.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it’s ready for the winter storm that’s supposed to hit the St. Louis area over Christmas.

MoDOT crews are busy pre-treating the roads, said department spokesman Drew Gates.  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.

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MoDOT winter prep
5:15 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

MoDOT preparing for winter snow removal

(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri Department of Transportation says snow removal won’t be an issue this winter, despite the agency’s downsizing.

MoDOT’s downsizing includes laying off 1,200 workers, closing over 130 facilities, and selling off hundreds of pieces of equipment.  State Maintenance Engineer Beth Wright says, though, that the number of workers assigned to remove snow and ice will remain the same.

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Obama declares state of emergency in Missouri
3:03 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Obama declares state of emergency in Mo.

A worker clears snow at the Missouri State Capitol building after three inches of snow blanketed the city.
via flickr/Bill Greenblatt

President Obama declared a state of disaster in 59  Missouri counties 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.

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.

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Winter Storm Disaster Declaration
1:13 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

McCaskill, Blunt ask for federal disaster declaration after winter storms

Highway 70 was closed due to heavy snow from Wentzville to Kansas City, Mo. on Feb. 1. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri's U.S. Senators have sent a joint letter to President Obama urging the president to grant Governor Jay Nixon's request to declare 64 Missouri counties federal disaster areas after this winter's heavy snowfall.

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Icy Roads
3:11 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Icy St. Louis side streets to be treated with salt-sand mixture

A city worker clears a sidewalk of ice and slush on Market Street in St. Louis on Feb. 1, 2011. Some city side streets which remain badly iced over will begin to be treated with a salt and sand mixture today. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis neighborhoods will be getting some relief from ice-covered side streets resulting from last week's blizzard.

The City of St. Louis Streets Department received over 250 requests for service this morning.

Streets Director Todd Waelterman says 50 crews are out spreading a mixture of sand and salt on some of the worst areas.

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Snow days
4:39 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Snow days pile up for local schools

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It's been an above-average winter for snowfall in St. Louis, and that's wreaking havoc with the schedules for area school districts.

By state law, 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.

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