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St. Joseph prepares for season's first snowfall

The area could see up to 2 inches of snow Sunday night into Monday morning.

Posted: Oct 25, 2020 11:57 PM
Updated: Oct 26, 2020 11:07 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph and all of Northwest Missouri is preparing for the first snowfall of the season.

Sunday evening, the city streets department’s superintendent made the last-minute change to send salt trucks out to make sure roads are clear.

"We didn’t really expect it to get as bad as it's sounding now," Keven Schneider, Superintendent St. Joseph city street said. 

While Schneider is preparing so too are residents, at the Westlake Ace Hardware store, staff said they’re well-stocked on winter items just in time for the occasional October surprise.

"We’re usually set up by the middle of October," Bill Schreck, Westlake Ace Hardware said. 

Schreck also added that customers have already been stocking up on shovels and ice melt. 

The first snowfall will likely present a more challenging commute to work Monday morning, city streets crews want drivers to share the road with crews and their truck as they work to keep streets clear. 

"We’re just trying to get some salt down so everybody can get around a little easier," Schneider said. 

The city enacted Phase I of its Emergency Snow Route as of 8 p.m. Sunday night. 

St. Joseph
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Maryville
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Savannah
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Cameron
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Atchison
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Temperatures today were well above average with highs in the mid 60s under mostly sunny skies. Winds were a bit breezy at times with gusts up to 20 mph out of the south. Temperatures will continue to warm up on Thursday with highs making a run for the 70s. Sunny and dry weather will continue tomorrow. Temperatures will remain well above average on Friday before some slightly cooler air moves into the area for the weekend. Dry and sunny weather looks to continue through the weekend with highs in the mid to lower 50s.
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