State and county road crews braced for another round of winter weather after a light wintry mix swept through over the weekend.
State and county road crews braced for another round of winter weather after a light wintry mix swept through over the weekend. Highway crews got out in front of the weather system Saturday night and into Sunday while many lake area residents woke up to a snow covered ground on Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service predicted up to nine inches of accumulation in the lake area, but by mid-afternoon Sunday, most places didn’t have half that amount.
Despite a lull in the weather Sunday, crews were waiting to handle any additional accumulation for Monday mornings commute.
Camden County Emergency Management Director John Page told the Lake Sun that a few minor traffic issues occurred but no major issues were caused by the inclement weather as of Sunday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that by noon Sunday, only one accident with injuries had occurred.
As the weather continues, Page encourages residents to stay home and not get out unless it is absolutely necessary.
He added, “Stay warm. The temperature has enough moisture in it that makes it a cutting cold.”
The frigid temperatures could pose more of a problem than the precipitation.
The National Weather Service is predicting more snow for the lake area on Monday.
The bitter cold will continue as well with a wind chill of -13 degrees making it difficult to clear roads.
Lake area schools begin to cancel Monday classes early Sunday afternoon. According to Eldon school district officials, slick roads and extremely cold temperatures led administration to cancel school.