ST. LOUIS — Closings are rolling in again as another round of wintry weather makes its way through the St. Louis area. The mix of weather is expected to make travel tricky all day Thursday.
As of Thursday morning there were hundreds of school and businesses that decided to close or switch to remote learning/working.
Major attractions also are starting to announce closures for Thursday, with the Gateway Arch saying it won't open due to unsafe road conditions and inclement weather. The Missouri Historical Society locations — Missouri History Museum, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and the MHS Library and Research Center — also are closed for the day. The Thursday night event "Race, Violence, and Justice: The Mink Slide Salon" will take place virtually.
The 22nd Judicial Circuit Court also announced it would close early at 1:30 p.m. with a skeleton crew of essential staff remaining. Judges in trial or with hearings scheduled for later in the day could decide independently if they want to dismiss early, according to a release. The Saint Charles Municipal Court also said that all appointments scheduled for Thursday night are canceled.
Click here for a full list of closings and delays.
The wintry weather is expected in two waves. The first wave of wintry precipitation ended just before the Thursday morning rush hour with 1 inch or less of sleet/snow. Another wave of a wintry mix is expected to move across the region during the day Thursday into Thursday night, ending before daybreak Friday.
Mostly snow and sleet is expected in the St. Louis area with snow to our northwest and freezing rain mixing in across southern Missouri/Illinois.
On Wednesday, MoDOT encouraged drivers to be careful as roads could get slick during both rush hours Thursday.
"People need to be careful out there," said District Maintenance Engineer Bob Becker. "The roads are in pretty good shape overall, but there are slick spots out there. That precip that came down, there are spots to be cautious of. You can't drive normal speeds."
You can take a look at current road conditions by clicking here.
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