COLUMBIA, MO (KPLR) - Winter weather has struck again. One place getting hit hard is Columbia, Missouri.
FOX 2's Chris Higgins is in Columbia where the winter storm caused University of Missouri-Columbia school officials to call off classes for students Tuesday. That's the third time in the last two weeks. Exams have been pushed back another day for many students.
The snow is very wet, hard and heavy. About 6" had fallen by Tuesday morning and the temperature was hovering around 33 degrees. Overnight, residents heard thunder and saw lightning. By 9:00am Tuesday the snow had slowed considerably, but it was still falling to the west.
The heavy snow caused some damage, including breaking power lines, falling trees and the collapse of a canopy over the gas pumps at a BreakTime at Interstate 70 and Highway 63.