Welcome home to snow drifts

Missourian print and opinion editor Jake Sherlock (@jakesherlock) needed a little help getting out of the newspaper's parking lot, but he made it home safe. He took this picture of the snow drift he found in front of his house.

Pushing the stuck car

Andre Mars, left, and Brandon White try to push a stuck car off a patch of ice on Tuesday affernoon on Mikel Street. Mars and White were trying to get back home to Sexton Street after making a grocery store run when they stopped to help the stuck vehicle.

Leaping the mounds

MU students Leif Kothe, left, and Pavan Vangipuram make their way across Ninth Street to Lakota Coffee in downtown Columbia. Lakota is one of the few businesses to remain open on Tuesday during the storm.

The snow drift ate my pickup

Lyndsey Nelson e-mailed us this picture from the Providence Hill Apartments next to the Stoney Creek Inn.

Canada Geese ride out the storm

Canada geese tuck their necks into their feathers attempting to stay warm in a pond in the Bearfield Meadows neighborhood on Tuesday morning.

Shovel power

Steve Hill, a retired city carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, tries to keep up with the snow accumulating on his driveway off Forum Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon.

11 inches and counting

Photo courtesy of Nina Slaney (@ninamarie_4). Almost 11 inches of snow at Clark Lane/Hanover Estates area.

Snowplows clear Interstate 70 near Boonville

A snowplow makes its way eastbound on Interstate 70 on Tuesday near Boonville. Mo. More snow is expected to accumulate throughout the day, with the heaviest snow expected in mid-afternoon.

Piling up

Karen Mitchell (@Uberscholar) sent in this picture at 1:23 p.m.
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Return from a shopping trip

Manual Harvey walks back home from the grocery store during Tuesday's snow storm while cars pass through the intersection of East Broadway and Old 63. Harvey said he enjoys the quiet snowstorm days and like to get out and think and praise God. Harvey just took the walk to Eastgate Foods for "a little bit of candy."

On the road again

A car drives through Hermitage Road in Columbia on Tuesday afternoon, February 1, 2011. Hermitage and almost all other side streets remain unplowed as crews work to clear primary and secondary streets first.

Employees clear sidewalks in Boonville

Boonville parks and recreation employees Kerry Shipman, left, and Pat Ziegelbein, right, clear the sidewalk Tuesday in downtown Boonville.

Horse play in the snow at Fenton ranch

Horses at Valley Mount Ranch in Fenton nuzzle each other Tuesday as the icy rain turns to snow. A monster storm began to bear down on the middle of the nation Tuesday, threatening to leave up to a third of the nation covered in snow and ice.

Trucks wait for snow to stop at Midway

Semi-trucks sit idle at the Midway Truck Stop as they wait for the snow storm to pass Tuesday in Midway, west of Columbia on Interstate 70.

Snow fall on campus

Snow started to fall early this morning across the area. The courtyard near Defoe-Graham hall at MU was completely covered as early as 10 a.m.

Semi-trailers disappear in snow near Boonville

Semi-trucks disappear into the white snow as they travel along Interstate 70 on Tuesday near Boonville.

Snow blower power

Richard Ditter, owner of D Sport, uses a snow blower to clear the sidewalks on Walnut Street on Tuesday. "My son just called me from Florida," Ditter said. "He said it's 80 degrees where he's at."

Snowplows at work

A city snowplow clears a path on Eight Street near Broadway on Tuesday morning.

Icicles along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin

Icicles form on a walkway along Lake Michigan in Port Washington, Wis. About one-third of the nation was expected to feel the brunt of a massive storm on Tuesday.

Colorado student braces for the cold

Steam from his breath surrounds his head as Noah Koolik, a freshman, walks across campus on the way to class at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday. A high of around zero degrees is expected in the Denver Metro area on Tuesday.