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Wentzville announces snow emergency; schools dismissing early Friday

The City of Wentzville has issued the following press release:

Following a forecast for heavy snow, A SNOW EMERGENCY has been issued by Mayor Guccione effective beginning tomorrow, Jan. 11 at noon through Sunday, Jan. 13 at midnight. Residents are reminded that PARKING ON CITY STREETS IS PROHIBITED DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY.

City crews have already begun pre-treating City streets. Snow removal crews will continue clearing operations throughout the storm and after to open travel lanes on City streets. City streets will be plowed as efficiently as possible to serve our residents with an emphasis on keeping primary routes passable. It is recommended that residents refrain from unnecessary travel as much as possible during this time. For necessary travel, use of 4-WD or All Wheel Drive vehicles is encouraged during this event. To report City street snow concerns, please email snowconcern@wentzvillemo.org or visit bit.ly/reportaconcern. For additional winter storm reminders and updates, please visit bit.ly/winterstormreminders.

The City of O’Fallon also posted a warning about city streets:

A winter weather watch has been posted for the entire St. Louis Metro Area, including the City of O’Fallon. A winter storm is expected to impact the area from Friday afternoon through Saturday night. The current forecast calls for 5-7 inches of snow.

Please remember there is NO PARKING on City streets whenever snow accumulates. Also, if the storm does hit as predicted, please do your best to avoid unnecessary travel and keep the roads clear for plows to do their work.

Crews are already pre-treating O’Fallon’s roads. However, If the storm comes as currently predicted, we are looking at 24-36 hours of continuous snowfall. Clearing that amount of snow will take quite a while. Please be patient, and if you do not need to go out, please stay home.

This post will be updated as needed throughout the weekend. For a detailed description of how O’Fallon clears our roads, please visit https://www.ofallon.mo.us/snow-control.

The Wentzville School District announced the following on their Facebook page:

ALERT: EARLY DISMISSAL TOMORROW…All schools in the Wentzville School District will dismiss two hours early tomorrow, Friday, January 11, due to impending inclement weather. Additionally:

-There will be no morning or afternoon classes at the Barfield Early Childhood Special Education Center.

-The Chautauqua after-school program is canceled.

-All after-school and evening activities Friday and all activities on Saturday are canceled.

The Fort Zumwalt School District announced the following on their Facebook page:

Due to forecasted inclement weather on Jan. 11, 2019, Fort Zumwalt elementary, middle and high schools will dismiss two hours early. Please see below for dismissal times Jan. 11, 2019.
11:30 a.m. Early Childhood … no afternoon session
12:20 p.m. North Middle, South Middle
12:25 p.m. East High, North High, South High and West High
12:30 p.m. Hope High
1:15 p.m. DuBray Middle, West Middle
1:20 p.m. Progress South, Westhoff
1:40 p.m. Flint Hill, Hawthorn, Rock Creek, Twin Chimneys, Mike Clemens Center
1:55 p.m. Lewis & Clark
2 p.m. Dardenne, Emge, Forest Park, JL Mudd, Mid Rivers, Mount Hope, Ostmann, Pheasant Point, St. Peters

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