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.
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)
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.