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.
Extreme cold is affecting the MetroLink system and causing up to 30 minute delays westbound from Grand to Lambert Airport and Grand to Shrewsbury.
The odor problem that has plagued the Bridgeton Landfill in St. Louis County for several months is back, and this time the extreme cold weather from earlier this week is part of the problem.
You think you’ve got it bad. About 150 families in the Gray Hawk subdivision near St. Genevieve are snowed in without any drinking water after an underground pipe froze and burst.
The cardiovascular risk in these arctic-like temperatures extends well beyond the avoid shoveling rule, and the risks are especially high for those with known heart disease.
Scott Truett, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service, said it dropped to 8-below zero at Lambert Airport Monday morning. The last time that happen was in early February of 1996.
So what’s to blame for this extreme cold we are seeing all across the nation? Experts call it a polar vortex.
Another 250 homeless sought shelter during the day Monday. Organizers at the city’s community center at 12th and Park had to look to the St. Louis County for help accommodating the overflow.
Two St. Louis hospitals have treated nearly a dozen frostbite cases from this week’s blast of article air.
Several businesses and government centers are closed Tuesday due to icy roads and extremely cold conditions.