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Photos: St. Louis scrapes and slides through ice and snow from winter storm Landon

Guillermo Wueso tosses a bucket of hot water onto his car in attempts of melting snow and ice on Thursday outside of his south St. Louis home. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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Guillermo Wueso tosses a bucket of hot water onto his car in an attempts to melt the snow and ice on Thursday outside his south St. Louis home. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis metro.

Winter storm Landon blanketed the St. Louis region Thursday, and the residents who left their homes scraped, shoveled and slid their way through the snowfall.

The National Weather Service reported 6½ inches of snow at St. Louis Lambert International Airport since the storm began Wednesday while some areas of St. Charles County saw close to 10 inches of snow.

Wind gusts piled the powdery flakes in some places into tall snowdrifts and created challenges for crews attempting to clear roads.

“The wind is blowing it back across the highways about as quick as they can plow it off,” said Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesperson Dallas Thompson.

Despite the bulk of the precipitation ending on Thursday evening, officials say roads may still not be cleared and residents should use extra caution when traveling.

A line of cars attempt to stay steady on a snow-packed south Grand Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in south St. Louis. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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A line of cars attempts to stay steady on a snow-packed south Grand Avenue on Thursday in south St. Louis.
Layers of snow and ice cling onto a parked car on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in south St. Louis. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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Layers of snow and ice cling to a parked car on Thursday in south St. Louis.
Augustine Guerra, 1, plays in the snow on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, at Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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Augustine Guerra, 1, plays in the snow on Thursday at Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis.
Ashley Clymer pulls her children Ford, 3, and Greta, 5, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, at Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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Ashley Clymer pulls her children Ford, 3, and Greta, 5, through the snow on Thursday at Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis.
Deacon Jones, 7, shovels snow on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, outside of his home in south St. Louis. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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Deacon Jones, 7, helps shovel snow on Thursday outside his home in south St. Louis.
Dave Slimm attempts to break up the ice buildup on his car on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, outside of his home in south St. Louis. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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Dave Slimm attempts to break up the ice buildup on his car on Thursday outside his home in south St. Louis.
Malcom Earby clears snow off of the sidewalk in front of his house on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in south St. Louis. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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Malcolm Earby clears snow off the sidewalk in front of his house on Thursday in south St. Louis.
Sara Hellberg, an eighth grade teacher in the Pattonville School District, shovels snow off of her car on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in south St. Louis. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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Sara Hellberg, an eighth grade teacher in the Pattonville School District, shovels snow off her car on Thursday in south St. Louis.
Roosevelt Wallace, 48, shovels snow off of his apartment building's sidewalk on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Benton Park West. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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Roosevelt Wallace, 48, shovels snow off the sidewalk at his apartment building on Thursday in Benton Park West.
A pedestrian walks down Hartford Street with his dog on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in south St. Louis. Winter storm Landon brought a thick ice glaze and almost a foot of snow in some parts of the St. Louis-metro.
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A pedestrian walks down Hartford Street with his dog on Thursday in south St. Louis.
Area residents sled down Art Hill on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, outside of the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park.
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Sledders gather at Art Hill on Wednesday near the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park.
Brett Maricque pushes his three-year-old son, Thelonius Maricque-Gee, both of Compton Hill, down a hill on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at Compton Hill Reservoir Park.
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Brett Maricque pushes his 3-year-old son, Thelonius Maricque-Gee, down a hill on Wednesday at Compton Hill Reservoir Park.
Arthur Mcavoy, 11, drifts while sledding on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at Compton Hill Reservoir Park in St. Louis’ Compton Heights neighborhood.
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Arthur Mcavoy, 11, drifts while sledding on Wednesday at Compton Hill Reservoir Park in Compton Heights.
Megan Atencion talks to her daughter Sofia, 3, as she builds a snow castle on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, outside of their Tower Grove South home.
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Megan Atencion talks to her daughter Sofia, 3, as she builds a snow castle on Wednesday morning outside their Tower Grove South home.
Sofia Atencion, 3, helps her mother Megan shovel the sidewalk on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, outside of their Tower Grove South home.
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Sofia Atencion, 3, helps her mother, Megan, shovel the sidewalk on Wednesday outside their Tower Grove South home.
Elicia Ritter, 9, sleds down a hill on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in St. Louis’ Benton Park.
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Elicia Ritter, 9, sleds down a hill on Wednesday in Benton Park.
Elicia Ritter, 9, reacts while dogs play in the snow on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in St. Louis’ Benton Park.
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Elicia Ritter, 9, watches dogs play in the snow on Wednesday in Benton Park.
Brent Ritter, 13, sleds down a hill on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in St. Louis’ Benton Park.
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Brent Ritter, 13, sleds down a hill on Wednesday in Benton Park.
Alexander Dahlmeier, 11, and Nicholas Dahlmeier, 5, toss snow at each other on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in St. Louis’ Benton Park.
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Brothers Alexander, 11, and Nicholas Dahlmeier, 5, toss snow at each other on Wednesday in Benton Park.
Finn Barbour, 17, sleds down Art Hill on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, outside of the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park.
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Finn Barbour, 17, sleds down Art Hill on Wednesday in Forest Park.

Brian Muñoz is a staff photographer and multimedia journalist at St. Louis Public Radio. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @brianmmunoz.

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