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Kayla Blevins scrapes her car window [Photo]

Kayla Blevins scrapes the ice off her rear window on Monday. In preparation for the upcoming snowstorm, Blevins said she’s going to stock up on food and windshield defroster spray.

Pasha Kelly helps Rick Gilford try on YakTrax [Photo]

Pasha Kelly helps Rick Gilford on Monday try on the YakTrax Walker, a traction device that attaches to shoes and provides stability on ice and snow. Kelly, a Dryer’s Shoes employee, said that people have been coming in all morning asking for the device.

Rick Gilford tries on the YakTrax Walker [Photo]

At Dryer's Shoes, Rick Gilford tries on the YakTrax Walker — a device that slips over boots to make them less prone to slipping on the ice. Gilford joked that he had to get a set of YakTrax after he saw his boss wearing them.

Student board bus early at Jefferson Junior High [Photo]

Students disperse from school early on Monday at Jefferson Junior High School. Columbia Public Schools let students out 2½ hours early due to the weather.

School's out early at Jefferson Junior High [Photo]

Students disperse from school early on Monday at Jefferson Junior High School. Columbia Public Schools let students out 2½ hours early due to the weather.

The Snow Me State [Graphic]

Snowfall amounts from Tuesday's storm are likely to be greatest across Central and Northeast Missouri. These are projected amounts as of noon Wednesday.

Buying the last generator at Home Depot [Photo]

Home Depot employees Chaun Nebbitt and Scott Hill help lift Ann Ross', in the background, electric generator she bought on Monday at the store off Clark Lane. Ross bought the last available electric generator at the store to run the pellet stove at her home in Higbee in case her power goes out because of winter weather.

Earth Wise in front of Main Squeeze [Photo]

Sean Pollock scatters Earth Wise, an environmentally friendly ice melt, in front of Main Squeeze on Monday.

Salting Bank of America's parking lot [Photo]

Codie Snodgrass starts the work before the snowstorm by spreading salt in the Bank of America parking lot Monday in downtown Columbia. Snodgrass said the puddles of melted snow from the last storm would refreeze, creating a problem.

Columbia residents salt in preparation of storms [Photo]

Codie Snodgrass loads salt in the back of a truck Monday as he sets out to spread salt in the streets.

Richard Thomas appointed UM System treasurer [Photo]

Richard Thomas, UM System treasurer

Reflecting on defeat [Photo]

Nebraska's Ross Grande reflects after his loss to Missouri's Kyle Bradley in the 149-pound weight class. Bradley held a 4-2 lead going into the final period, but Grande scored two takedowns with under a minute left to send the match into sudden-death overtime. After 24 seconds in overtime, Bradley scored a takedown to defeat Grande.

Henderson holds on [Photo]

Missouri junior Dorian Henderson tries to maintain his balance as Nebraska's Caleb Kolb makes a move. Henderson defeated Kolb 4-2 in the 174-pound weight class pairing.

Shuffling the deck [Photo]

Rita Seabaugh shuffles a deck of cards during the Texas Hold 'em Tournament at the Tiger Shrine Club on Sunday in Columbia. The Columbia 20/20 Lions Club hosted the event for mid-Missourians to support local charities, meet people in the community and have a good time playing poker.

Fold or play [Photo]

Steve Seabaugh reaps the rewards of a well-played hand of cards at the Texas Hold 'em Tournament at the Tiger Shrine Club on Sunday in Columbia. The Columbia 20/20 Lions Club hosted the event.

Poker table is set [Photo]

Mike Rewerts, David Sweezer and Charles Atwell compete in the Texas Hold 'em Tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Tiger Shrine Club in Columbia. "You can win a little bit and even have fun if you lose," Sweezer said.

Hood prepares for Super Bowl [Photo]

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood (96) plays with a tool used in running back drills during football practice Friday in Pittsburgh. The Steelers will be facing the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6 in Arlington, Texas.

Snow Comparisons [Graphic]

Developer hopes to exchange tree cutting at sites [Photo]

A developer plans to remove this remaining stretch of trees at Keene Street and Wingate Court to make way for a parking lot for a planned office building. In exchange for cutting down the trees, Trittenbach Development would preserve a stretch of forest along a rocky hillside above Grindstone Creek several miles away. The Columbia City Council has directed the Planning Department staff to develop an off-site mitigation plan to handle similar tree preservation issues at all development projects.

Texas men's basketball player Jordan Hamilton vs. Missouri [Photo]

Texas forward Jordan Hamilton, right, knocks a loose ball away from Missouri guard Kim English, left, during the second half of Saturday's game in Austin, Texas. Texas won 71-58 and Hamilton led all scorers with 16 points.
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