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Weather-Related Closures and Cancellations: December 17 & 18


With temperatures beginning to fall and the threat of a second round of treacherous driving conditions hitting the area Saturday afternoon, the St. Charles County Division of Emergency Management has asked the public to stay at home today if at all possible.

The City of O’Fallon has also asked for people to limit travel, and to move cars from roadways.

In a press release, the Missouri Department of Transportation Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth said, “Today, temperatures will plummet to arctic levels making travel very dangerous again. We expect flash freezing situations on Missouri highways starting early Saturday.”

“Pavements will change from wet to ice in an instant, and our road treatment chemicals are not as affective in the extreme cold. Once temperatures drop below 20 degrees in your area today, motorists should strongly consider postponing travel.”

The following businesses, organizations, and events have posted closures, cancellations, or other changes to their regular schedules:

Saturday, December 17

  • Six Flags Holiday in the Park Closed. Will reopen December 22-23.
  • B&B Theatres Wentzville is offering to exchange any advance tickets purchased for December 16 and 17 at the box office any time before December 31.
  • The Hairy Elephant, O’Fallon, is canceling appointments from noon on today.
  • Via Wentzville Police: DARE skate party at Great Skate cancelled, may be rescheduled.
  • LittleBits Gym at the Meadows in Lake Saint Louis is canceling Open Gym from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Element Church, Wentzville, has cancelled all Saturday evening services.
  • The St. Louis Zoo is closing at 3 p.m., and Wild Lights is cancelled. Tickets can be used another night, or call (314) 646-4771 for a refund.
  • St. Louis Symphony’s Mercy Holiday Celebration is cancelled. Tickets can be exchanged or you can request a refund.
  • The Nutcracker at Touhill Performing Arts Center is cancelled. Tickets can be exchanged at the ticket office.
  • Wentzville’s Holiday Night Lights at Rotary Park is cancelled.
  • O’Fallon’s Celebration of Lights is closed for the evening.
  • St. Charles County Parks are closing early, except for facility rentals.
  • Pinot’s Palette, Lake Saint Louis, classes cancelled.
  • Capp’s (Cappuccino’s) in O’Fallon closing early, 5 p.m.
  • Calvary Church services cancelled.

Sunday, December 18

  • Wentzville Community Club Flea Market is cancelled. Will also be closed next weekend for Christmas.
  • Six Flags Holiday in the Park Closed. Will reopen December 22-23.
  • Journey Church, Troy, services cancelled Sunday for 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Online service at 10 a.m. on Facebook page.
  • Heaven Scent Bakery, O’Fallon, closed until Monday.
  • Wentzville’s Holiday Night Lights at Rotary Park is cancelled.

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