Streets Department Prepares For Impending Snowstorm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The city’s Streets Department is getting ready for a two-pronged snowstorm headed toward St. Louis.
Director Todd Walterman says the first round of snow and ice should hit between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., putting afternoon commuters on the streets with snow plows.
“We could put 70 trucks on the street tonight if we needed to. The storm tonight looks to be about a 50-truck deal,” he said.
Round two is expected to arrive just in time for the morning commute, with another 50 trucks and fresh drivers standing by.
“That morning rush is always a tighter period when everybody wants to get on the road at the same time,” Walterman says.
Walterman’s advice is simple: avoid driving during the rush hours if possible. If not, give the plows room to work.
As many as four inches of snow could fall on St. Louis by Friday afternoon.
Waltermann says 500 miles of St. Louis streets have already been pretreated with salt brine in hopes of keeping the snow from sticking.