Missing vehicle sought [Photo]

CrimeStoppers are offering a reward for information that leads to the recovery of Zachariah Peterson's missing dark blue 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe with Missouri license plate WF9X5M. Police say the vehicle might be damaged and disabled.

Police seeking missing vehicle [Photo]

CrimeStoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to the recovery of Zachariah Peterson's missing dark blue 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe with Missouri license plate WF9X5M.

Stepping through the snow [Photo]

A person walks on a sidewalk outside the federal courthouse Thursday in St. Louis. Plows and salt trucks struggled to cope with the sheer volume of snow as a band of bitterly cold weather spread across Missouri, forcing schools to close, causing hundreds of traffic accidents and leaving more than a foot of snow in some areas.

Dog looks up from snow-covered yard [Photo]

A dog looks up from a snowy front yard in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis on Thursday. Parts of St. Louis and St. Charles County registered more than 8 inches of snow in an overnight storm.

Guy Jones on sidewalk [Photo]

Guy Jones travels Jan. 11 from the Missouri United Methodist Church, which houses the shelter he has been staying in during the cold winter months, to Wabash Station on Tenth Street in Columbia.

Guy Jones at Wabash Station [Photo]

Guy Jones stops Jan. 12 at Wabash Station on Tenth Street to warm up after walking in single-digit weather and before continuing on to the Armory on Walnut Street where he spends time with friends.

Guy Jones warming hands [Photo]

Guy Jones warms his hands on the radiator at Wabash Station on Tenth Street in Columbia on Jan. 12. Jones travels to the station frequently during the winter to stay warm.

Frosted columns [Photo]

MU senior Emylee Larson walks past the Francis Quadrangle columns on her way to class Thursday. Columbia received 8.7 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service.

Coffee to curb the chill [Photo]

Sasha Goodnow, 23, and Mark Hampton, 27, enjoy coffee outside of Coffee Zone Thursday. Goodnow said if the weather is nice, she and Hampton will take a walk after coffee.

Winter cascade [Photo]

Ed Carter, 39, an employee for All Star Lawn Care, uses a shovel to thrust snow off a sidewalk on Walnut Street Thursday. "Snow on the ground, money in my pocket," Carter said.

The long work day [Photo]

Roy Myers, a private contractor, uses a skid loader to clear the snow in a Stephens College parking lot on Thursday morning. Myers said he has been working since 3 a.m. Wednesday to clear snow in Columbia.

Nearly brought to a halt [Photo]

Columbia was nearly brought to a halt Thursday morning by the inches of snow that began accumulating Wednesday, making travel difficult. All snow removal equipment is out working on the roadways.

Snow-removing ATV [Photo]

Bruce Rice, the owner of Parker Funeral Home on Tenth Street, mixes work and pleasure as he plows the funeral home's parking lot with a snow-removing ATV. Brice said the funeral home has been using ATVs with plows for 25 years and that this Polaris was its third one.

Snow piles line pathways [Photo]

Snow piles line the sides of paths Thursday morning at MU. The winter storm Wednesday night left Columbia covered with a little more than 8 inches of snow.

Snow piles up on MU's campus [Photo]

Piles of snow engulf the Student Success Center sign Thursday morning on Lowry Mall at MU.

A cold ride in the snow [Photo]

A bicycle rider pedals past Jesse Hall on Wednesday.

The plowing begins [Photo]

A snow plow clears Eighth Street on Wednesday night after the storm began. The forecast calls for 6 to 8 inches of snow through Thursday. The District is considered a critical plow zone by the city.

The beginning of the snowfall [Photo]

Cars pass through the intersection of Tenth and Cherry streets where snow was just beginning to accumulate on Wednesday.

Shoveling it up [Photo]

Will Beever, manager of Cool Stuff, shovels the sidewalk outside the business on Wednesday.

Thomas Jefferson in the snow [Photo]

Snow accumulates on top of the Thomas Jefferson statue in the Francis Quadrangle Wednesday at MU. Six to eight inches of snow are expected in Columbia on Wednesday and Thursday.