Sunday Night, Monday Snows Blanket Area

FROM STAFF REPORTS

About four inches of snow hit Ste. Genevieve County Sunday night, then a second wave pummeled the area on Monday.

This took place while temperatures remained barely above zero with wind chill factors at times more than 10 below zero. This also led to several water main breaks.

“Travel could be very difficult,” an area 911 weather alert warned. “The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes on Monday. The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.”

Gary Roth, head of the Ste. Genevieve city street department, gave a warning on Facebook

“If you don’t have to get out, don’t,” Roth said. “The less traffic we have, the quicker and more efficient job we can do. It’s going to be a long haul; bear with us.”