Four days after a foot of snow fell on St. Louis with subzero temperatures, Mayor Francis Slay announces a major policy change on street plowing.
Should St. Louis City residential streets be plowed during a big snowstorm? City Streets Director Todd Waelterman has the answer.
Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay’s chief of staff told KMOX Thursday that the mayor understands the situation, and the decades-old policy is going to get a second look at the end of winter.
It will be another 12 hour workday for St. Louis city road crews. They plan on widening main throughways so rush-hours can get back to normal.
Side streets in St. Louis City and county are snow-packed and icy this morning, but that will hopefully change, according to regional leaders.
“My guy that’s doing these interviews is a band guy, and he’s passionate about helping these people displays themselves,” says Waelterman.
“Meteorologists nailed this. The storm came in hot and heavy. We endured four or five hours of heavy snow.”