By Mike Rush
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KSDK) - When you have up to five inches of snow on the streets and highways, it has to go somewhere.
What they got in Wentzville, as well as many other parts of the metro area, are huge piles of snow plowed onto the edges of parking lots and roads.
In a local Target, it was the sound of silence, empty aisles, customer-free check outs. Not your typical turn of events on any regular night in a Target.
"It's normally crazy and chaotic in here," laughed Target employee Kiera Bird. On Wednesday night particularly, as people stocked up on the essentials for an impending snow day, breads and sleds.
With not many customers Thursday, you'd think it'd be an easy night for workers. Unfortunately, all but three employees called in.
"We have to cover the whole store...so we're, like, running everywhere from electronics to the front end, back to electronics to market," Bird said.
Other Wentzville stores and roads were equally empty. Maybe people had their fill of Thursday's chill.
Because as the snow pushed in, plows pushed through the near white out conditions on I-70 and wheels in Wentzville took to spinning.
"I've seen four or five already in the last 20 minutes so," said Wentzville resident Dan Reed.
The storm we all knew was coming still seemed to surprise some.
"I didn't know we were going to get this much. I really just thought everyone was freaking out over nothing," said one woman scraping the snow off of her windshield.
But it sure became something, an uphill battle in more ways than one.