Road crews, drivers preparing for winter

Posted on: 1:38 pm, December 4, 2013, by , updated on: 01:37pm, December 4, 2013

ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – The winter weather expected to move in tomorrow could prove challenging for some but beneficial for others. MoDOT and IDOT officials are surely keeping a close eye on the weather heading our way. In fact, a MoDOT official told us this morning that he expects leaders there to start meeting about the storm today.

Right now, it appears the commute on Thursday evening and Friday morning could be challenging with the winter weather.

Stores like Branneky Hardware in Bridgeton are already seeing an increase in business with the talk of sleet and snow in the forecast. Workers there say ice melt and salt are starting to move out the door. They tell us 20 pallets have sold in just the past couple of days. And they`ve sold seven to eight truckloads already this fall.

Meanwhile, decorations are already up along historic Main Street in downtown St. Charles. The annual holiday celebration here attracts thousands of people. The city`s public works department is ready to clear snow and sleet they can so that the celebration can continue even with the storm.
The manager of a grocery store in Cottleville says he thinks people will stock up on some staples with the winter weather. We are sure to learn about how road crews on both sides of the river will approach the storm as it gets closer.