PHOTO GALLERY: First snowfall hits Columbia

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 | 12:07 p.m. CST; updated 12:56 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Scot Dawson sweeps snow off the sidewalk outside Saigon Bistro on Tuesday. Dawson began snow removal at 7 a.m.
  • As of noon today, 40 injury accidents had been reported across the city to Columbia-Boone County Joint Communications.
  • An advisory from the Missouri Department of Transportation attributed the treacherous conditions to a combination of light snow and freezing mist.
  • The snow should end this afternoon with an inch accumulated, according to the National Weather Service.
  • The temperature will drop to 18 degrees overnight, and no snow is in the forecast for Wednesday.
  • MoDOT dispatched 230 trucks in 18 central Missouri counties beginning at midnight, said spokesman Jason Shafer.
  • Jill Stedem of the city Public Works Department said 22 plows have been out since 5 a.m.
  • For real-time 911 calls, click here.
Mark Anderson smokes a cigarette Tuesday on Broadway while sweeping snow off the sidewalk. One inch of snow is expected.
Pedestrians walk on Ninth Street on Tuesday morning during the first snow in Columbia this season. One inch of snow is expected.
Scot Dawson shakes salt onto the sidewalk on Tuesday outside Saigon Bistro. The temperature is expected to drop 18 degrees on Tuesday night.

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