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Mayor Nick Guccione of Wentzville declares snow emergency

2:46 AM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KSDK) - Mayor Nick Guccione has declared a snow emergency for the City of Wentzville.

As of 5:30 p.m., the city had received around 10 inches of snow on Sunday.

Officials are asking all vehicles be removed from streets if possible. When a snow emergency is declared, the city is allowed to ticket owners of vehicles remaining on the roadway and have the vehicles removed.

The Wentzville Street Department is on a 24 hour operations schedule. They are first working to make main thoroughfares passable before working their way to smaller arterial roads and neighborhoods.

Non-essential city personnel and offices will not open until 12 p.m. Monday, March 25. This includes City Hall, Public Works, the Utility Service Center, and Parks and Recreation.

Wentzville firefighters are offering to shovel driveways for free for senior citizens 65 and older who are unable to do it themselves. They have already had 18 requests for shoveling on Monday.

Anyone interested in requesting their driveway shoveled can email wentzvillefirefighters@gmail.com.

Other cities in St. Charles County have reported snow in excess of 10 inches, including St. Peters, New Melle, O'Fallon, Dardenne Prairie, and Lake St. Louis with 12 inches, and Harvester with 10.5 inches.

KSDK

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