Snowy weather slowly moving out of Missouri

Russ Rackers loads his truck with salt at the city’s storage shed on East Miller Street. Rackers was driving a snow plow for Jefferson City Streets Department and spent the morning scattering salt on the city streets. Crews are expected to be busy this weekend as they fight the winter weather onslaught.

Russ Rackers loads his truck with salt at the city’s storage shed on East Miller Street. Rackers was driving a snow plow for Jefferson City Streets Department and spent the morning scattering salt on the city streets. Crews are expected to be busy this weekend as they fight the winter weather onslaught.

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The ongoing snow across central and east-central Missouri will come to an end from west to east, with all snow ending by noon across the area.

The National Weather Service reports snowfall will total 2 to 5 inches across the region before coming to an end, with locally higher amounts possible. (Check links below for updates on weather and highway conditions.)

After a period of below average temperatures through the weekend, temperatures will soar into the middle to upper 40s by next Wednesday.

As of 8 a.m., electrical outages being reported around the area appeared to be few, according to a check of utility websites. However, Three Rivers Electric Cooperative reported the number of customers experiencing outages in the following counties: Franklin - 17; Gasconade - 72; Maries - 151; and Osage - 19.

At 8 a.m., Ameren Missouri indicated over 1,700 customers without electricity in the city of St. Charles. (For updates, check the utility links below.)

Weather resources:

Forecast, radar, advisories

Weather-related cancellations, announcements for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

MoDOT traveler information map

Note: The MoDOT Traveler Information Map has been experiencing technical difficulties. Call 888-275-6636 for highway condition information or updates.

For tips to help keep your driveway clear when plows pass, view the video at http://ow.ly/rKKkG

Utility resources online:

Ameren Missouri outage map

@AmerenMissouri on Twitter

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Boone Electric Cooperative

@BooneElectric on Twitter

Boone Electric on Facebook

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Callaway Electric Cooperative

@CallawayElec on Twitter

Callaway Electric on Facebook

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Co-Mo Electric Cooperative

@CoMoElectric on Twitter

Co-Mo Electric on Facebook

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Fulton Municipal Utilities

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Three Rivers Electric Cooperatve

Three Rivers Electric on Facebook

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Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (statewide updates)

AMEC on Facebook

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