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Storm leaves more than foot of snow in parts of Missouri

February 4, 2022 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter storm that has moved across the country this week left more than a foot of snow in parts of northeastern Missouri, shutting downs schools and services and snarling traffic in both Kansas and Missouri.

Hannibal, Missouri — located about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of St. Louis — saw 12.5 inches (31.75 centimeters) of snow over Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of St. Louis received a foot of snow, the weather service said, and to the west, the town of Weir in the southeastern corner of Kansas saw nearly 7 inches (18 centimeters) of snow.

The storm had moved out of the region by Friday morning, but left a mess on roads and interstates that remained slick and snow-packed early Friday.

The Missouri State Patrol reported it responded to thousands of calls during the storm of stranded motorists and crashes, including a five-vehicle crash Thursday involving three semitrailers on I-70 at St. Charles that injured one person.