Refreezing expected in St. Louis after winter storm

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Although the winter storm has passed the St. Louis metropolitan area, the problems it left behind continues.

Saturday, residents saw anywhere between a half-inch to as much as 10 inches of snow fall across the area. The official snowfall total from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is 4.3 inches.

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Although road crews have cleared streets and highways, colder temperatures will cause refreezing.

NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Bree Smith said that Saturday night and into early Sunday morning the temperature is expected to drop below 20 with a low of 18 degrees expected.

The low temperature will not only cause refreezing on roads but on sidewalks and parking lots, which can be a real hazard.

Saturday night, Missouri Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation crews were pre-treating the roads for refreezing.

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Roads are safe for travel, but drivers are cautioned to be on the alert for black ice with dropping temperatures.

Check out the latest closings for Sunday in our closings section.


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