ST. LOUIS — Over the past week, several inches of snow fell over the St. Louis region with some areas getting more than 11 inches of snow in a single day.
Although temperatures were frigid and roads were a mess at times, the snow created beautiful photos for many people across the 5 On Your Side viewing area.
In addition to scenes from residents across the area, a snowy St. Louis was captured in drone video and photos from STL From Above. In the photos, you can see a snow-covered Art Hill, The Muny, Union Station, the Gateway Arch and Kiener Plaza.
You can browse through the photos in the gallery below and take a look at the video at the top of this story.
Views from above: A St. Louis snow day
The heaviest amount of snow fell in the St. Louis region on Monday, with lighter amounts falling in the morning hours of Wednesday and Thursday.
A few cities in Illinois saw the highest amounts of snowfall on Monday with Salem getting 12.5 inches, Kell had 11. 9 inches and Freeburg had 9.5 inches.
Here is a breakdown of some the other snow totals across the area:
- Belleville, Illinois 9 inches
- Collinsville, Illinois 8.5 inches
- Fenton 8.5 inches
- Pevely 8 inches
- Arnold 7.8 inches
- Waterloo, Illinois 7.5 inches
- Maryland Heights 6.8 inches
- St. Louis Lambert International Airport 7 inches
- Cottleville 6 inches
- Ferguson 5.9 inches
- Maplewood 5.5 inches
- Eureka 5 inches
Before snow arrived in the St. Louis area, rivers were already showing how frigid the temperatures were.
Several viewers shared photos of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers nearly frozen over, with large chucks of ice wading in the cold waters.
You can browse through photos of the rivers in the gallery below.
Photos: Icy rivers in the St. Louis area
Earlier this week, the St. Louis area saw zero and subzero temperatures and wind chills of 20 to 30 degrees below zero at times.
There is some good news though – the region will see a warmup this weekend with temperatures climbing above 32 degrees for the first time in several days.
Click here for the latest forecast for the St. Louis area.