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Winter weather advisory issued for New Year's Eve in mid-Missouri

Sunday, December 30, 2012 | 5:53 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The National Weather Service has issued a 24-hour winter weather advisory for mid-Missouri starting 6 a.m. Monday.

A storm system is expected to hit central and eastern Missouri and southern Illinois on Monday, bringing 2 to 4 inches of snow, according to a Sunday evening advisory from the service. The snow could be mixed with sleet in parts of southeast Missouri. 

The snow will begin falling Monday morning with the possibility of additional snow Monday afternoon and evening, according to the advisory. Wind will be light on Monday but will strengthen to 10 to 15 mph Monday evening. 

The release warns of possible slippery roads, parking lots and sidewalks.

The Columbia Public Works Department has plans to treat roadways during the storm, according to a Sunday evening press release from the department. Updates will be posted to the department's Facebook page and Twitter feed.


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