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Winter storm Gia hits Missouri

By Shari Harris, Co-Publisher
The National Weather Service issued Winter Storm Warnings or Winter Weather Advisories for most of Missouri beginning as early as 6 a.m. Friday and continuing throughout the weekend. Winter Storm Gia was responsible for traffic snarls, power outages, school closings, airport delays, and communication issues. Interstate 44 west of St. Louis was shut down due to multiple wrecks Friday afternoon and did not reopen all lanes until Saturday afternoon, with many motorists spending the night in their cars on the interstate. The Missouri State Highway Patrol continued to warn drivers to avoid the area even after lanes were open. The MSHP had responded to nearly 4000 calls for help through Saturday afternoon, including more than 1800 stranded motorists and nearly 900 crashes. There were at least 4 weather-related traffic deaths in Missouri. Ice was an issue on the south edge of the storm, and wet, heavy snow caused problems to the north. Along U.S. Highway 60 east of …

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