FARMINGTON, Mo. (KSDK) - It has been six days since we've had a significant snowfall, and still schools in some areas remain closed.
Crews in Farmington are still avidly working to clean up city streets.
"Most of our snowfalls over 8 to 10 inches occur between Mid January to early March," Farmington City Administrator Greg Beavors said. "To have one this early, even before winter time is uncommon for us."
He says as soon as the snow touched down, it has been all hands on deck. Most of the streets are back up and running, but some are still slushy and slick.
Beavers says it is taking a long time to clear the roads because for several days post snow temperatures were in the low 20's and slush turned into ice. He says that frozen material is not readily removable by snow plows, leaving streets in dangerous condition for drivers.
The Farmington schools superintendent says safety is his priority and therefore schools have been closed since Thursday afternoon. He says he hopes to re-open schools on Friday but more snow is expected that night which means there is that potential for even more snow days next week.