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Clearing walkways in Texas

Sundance Square workers shovel snow from the sidewalks Tuesday morning in Fort Worth, Texas.

Motorist gets stranded in Oklahoma during storm

A motorist gets a truck stuck in the snow at 41st Street and Darlington Avenue, on Tuesday in Tulsa, Okla. Snow started falling in the Oklahoma Panhandle before midnight Monday, with snow totals expected to reach up to a foot in some areas of the state. A blizzard warning was in effect throughout much of the Midwest. Forecasts are calling for as much as 21 inches of snow in mid-Missouri.

Ian Cole weighs produce at the Root Cellar

Root Cellar employee Ian Cole weighs apples during a rush on Monday. Many Columbia residents headed to the store to stock up on groceries in anticipation of a paralyzing snowstorm.

Ben Dickerson climbs stairs at the Root Cellar

Ben Dickerson, 5, rushes up the stairs from the Root Cellar with a bag of groceries on Monday. Ben said he knew Tuesday would be a snow day. "I hope I get to get in my Snuggie," he said.

Marie Dickerson checks out at Root Cellar

Marie Dickerson purchases groceries at the Root Cellar downtown on Broadway on Monday. Dickerson plans to spend the snow day Tuesday baking with her two children. "We have all the baking supplies we need," she said, after shopping.

Salvation Army Harbor House prepares for snowstorm

Maj. Kendall Mathews takes stock of extra soap, blankets and pillows in preparation for the storm on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Salvation Army Harbor House. The shelter serves as a warming center in Columbia. Mathews said, "We have at least 15 days of supplies."

MU snowstorm in 2006 yielded 15 inches

With a record-setting December snowfall of more than 15 inches, walking proved to be the best mode of transportation for most of Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2006, in Columbia.

Snow cleanup from 2006

An unidentified man operates a snow blower on Dec. 1, 2006, in Columbia.

Marie Dickerson stocks up for storm at Root Cellar

Marie Dickerson and daughter Elsa, 8, shop for groceries downtown at the Root Cellar. After Marie had heard that other stores were running out of milk and eggs, she decided to stock up. Marie and her children plan on spending the snow day baking and doing arts and crafts. "We have all the baking supplies we need," she said.

Closing early on Ninth Street

Anticipation of the winter storm caused several downtown businesses to close early, including Bubblecup on Ninth Street.

Jackie Jennings spreads salt at Lee Elementary

Jackie Jennings spreads salt in front Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School before the students exit the building Monday afternoon. The school, along with other Columbia Public Schools campuses, closed early because of the weather conditions, and classes were canceled altogether for Tuesday.

Mary Walther spreads salt on a neighbor's walk

Mary Walther sprinkles salt on her neighbor Chris Harrison’s ice-covered walkway. Walther said she and Harrison have been neighbors for six years.

Kayla Blevins scrapes her car window

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

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

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

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

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.

Buying the last generator at Home Depot

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

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

Salting Bank of America's parking lot

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.
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