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THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Second round of snow commands Columbia's attention

Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 5:56 p.m. CST
Trucks pile snow into dump truck beds to be taken out of the downtown area Tuesday at the corner of Ninth and Cherry streets.

The theme of this week's most read-stories was Columbia's second round of winter storms and how residents dealt with the snow, power outages and road conditions. Here are the week's 10 most-read stories, according to Google Analytics:

1. The week's most read story was Tuesday's live update of road conditions, closings and weather advisories after Columbia was blanketed with heavy, wet snow Monday night. The update also chronicled the services outages for booth Boone Electric Cooperative and Mediacom customers. (2,895 page views)

2. The week's second most-read story was Monday's live update of the approaching winter storm. (2,142 page views)

3. Readers helped contribute to an interactive map of road conditions in the wake of Columbia's second-snowiest February on record. (1,181 page views)

4.  As the total snow depth settled at 14 inches in the back-to-back storms, the accumulation caused widespread power outages, lost Internet connections and city government closure. A wrap-up of the effects of the early-week snow came in as the week's fourth most-read story.  (1,122 page views)

5. At #CoMosnow, Missourian readers shared their photos of the snow in a compilation of Tweets, Facebook posts, and Flickr photos(928 page views)

6. Former Missouri football players defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson , receiver T.J. Moe and linebacker Zaviar Gooden are training in Indianpolis for the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Richardson received particular media attention for his pre-season description of Georgia's playing style as "old man football." (887 page views)

7. The Missouri men's basketball team earned another away-game win in a season of struggled on the road with Thursday night's 90-68 victory at South Carolina. The game was head coach Frank Haith's 50th win with the Tigers. (871 page views)

8. Mediacom customers faced Internet outages throughout Monday and Tuesday because of cut fiber lines in addition to cable outages from fallen branches. The company says service was restored by mid-afternoon Tuesday(849 page views)

9. Columbia was named to Forbes list of the 25 best places to retire based on living costs, taxes, the availability of doctors and opportunities to stay active outdoors. Forbes listed the downside of Columbia living as "weather extremes." (711 page views)

10. Rep. Delus Johnson, R-St. Joseph, wants Missouri to stop observing daylight saving time. A proposal pending in the Missouri General Assembly recommends that the state do away with the dated time-keeping method if 20 other states do the same. (701 page views)


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