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The National Weather Service office in St. Louis has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the following counties in Missouri: KNOX, LEWIS, SHELBY, MARION, MONROE, RALLS, BOONE, AUDRAIN, and MONITEAU.
And for the following counties in Illinois: ADAMS and BROWN.
The Winter Strom Warning goes into effect today at 6:00 p.m. and will remain in effect for 24-hours until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
Heavy snow is expected tonight and Tuesday with accumulations of six to ten inches in the area. Overnight it is expected to be heavy at times and to taper off during the day Tuesday. The heavy snow is also expected to cause hazardous road conditions.
“We’re prepared. We have additional resources something for the northern part of the county because it’s not going to be a statewide storm like the last one,” said Missouri Department of Transportation representative Marisa Ellison. “A lot of the schools are already anticipating closures. Since we know it’s coming we’re more prepared. Today’s the day to get your groceries. Tomorrow will not be a good travel day. Hopefully with drivers there were some lessons learned with the last one. If you don’t have to go anywhere stay off the road.”
UPDATE: All court proceedings at the Knox County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, have been continued to March 12, 2013.