The City of Hazelwood’s Office of Emergency Management announces that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the St. Louis area from midnight tonight to 9 pm Saturday. Rain, heavy at times, will be turning into a wintry mix of sleet before snowing. Total accumulations of 2 to 4 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause blowing and drifting. Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.
Since there is a prediction of 4 inches of snow and possibly a 1/4″ of ice, the City of Hazelwood has declared a Snow Emergency. This means residents must remove their vehicles off all city streets, particularly Emergency Snow Routes, in order to make room for the snow plow drivers and/or police/fire/ambulance vehicles. Any vehicles left on the street during this winter storm may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense. (Last weekend during the other snow storm, the HPD gave out 40 citations to residents who refused to move their vehicles. The HPD is prepared to enforce the ordinance again this time around.) For a complete list of Emergency Snow Routes in Hazelwood click here. For more information on the City’s snow removal process click here.
If you don’t need to do any travelling, please stay home and remain off the streets. This will be a great help to our snow plow drivers and emergency responders who work hard during these winter storms.