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City plow crews prepare to move into residential areas

The winter storm that began Wednesday dropped a little more than 8 inches of snow on Columbia, forcing snowplow drivers into action.

Postal service asks Columbia residents to clear paths

Unsafe paths might cause a delay in delivery or cause mail not to be delivered at all.

UPDATE: 3 to 6 inches of snow expected Wednesday, Thursday

Snow is likely to accumulate along and north of Interstate 70. Drivers should watch out for hazardous conditions, especially on less-traveled and untreated roads.  

Snow breaks record; 6 inches total reported in city

The date's record of 3.2 inches, set in 1905, was outdone by the 3.8 inches that were measured at Columbia Regional Airport. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service reported a total of 6 inches in Columbia.

A day in the life of a snowplow driver

Derrick Ray is one of 30 city workers who take turns in 12-hour shifts keeping Columbia's streets passable in winter storms.

Snow storm causes school bus, car accidents around Columbia

Snow and slick roads were the source of about 80 accidents in and around Columbia and caused a school bus to slide off the road.

Columbia under winter weather advisory for snow

Columbia is expected to get about 3 to 6 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon.

Columbia public schools dismiss an hour early

School is canceled for Tuesday throughout the district

Army chief of staff pledges help to tornado-damaged Fort Leonard Wood

Gen. George Casey Jr. toured the sprawling southern Missouri post on Tuesday.

December tornadoes aren't so unusual in Missouri

New Year's Eve weather shocked residents across the Midwest as tornadoes touched down in three states. However, tornadoes in December shouldn't come as such a surprise.

Clean-up continues at Fort Leonard Wood in tornado aftermath

Donations are being accepted as Fort Leonard Wood recovers from a New Year's Eve tornado.

Storm expected to bring temperature drop on New Year’s Eve

The temperature will drop from an expected high in the mid-60s on Friday to the mid-30s on Saturday.

Warmer temperatures expected leading up to new year

It's supposed to get into the upper 50s this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Sledders say best site in Columbia is Stephens Lake Park

Blanket of snow lured outdoor fun-seekers to park for rounds of sledding.

MoDOT urges holiday travelers to be cautious

Road crews will work around the clock if necessary, officials say.

Deaton family gets quad to themselves for snowball fight

The grandchildren of Chancellor Brady Deaton took advantage of an empty Francis Quadrangle to have a snowball fight with their parents.

Travelers brace for snow, ice in Midwest

Holiday travelers are bracing for weather delays and congested roads and airports. "People that are going to Grandma's house," warned Bobby Boyd, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Nashville, "need to get going."

 

UPDATE: Midwest storm slows holiday travel as drivers brace for snow, ice

Snowfall made traveling tough on Friday in northeastern Iowa, where the bulk of the storm hovered. Drivers reported few snow plows on the road.

Cinders are still with us, Columbians, but not all the time

Winter weather heralds seasonal events, holidays and annual concerns regarding cinder use in making streets safer.

Lunar eclipse: Making the best of a not-so-stellar performance

Despite cloudy skies and frigid temperatures, people across four continents were still able to view the lunar eclipse with a little help from the Internet.

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