Large snow storm expected to begin around Noon on Friday

The O’Fallon area is bracing itself for what is predicted to be a large winter storm.

The National Weather Service is predicting the storm will impact St. Clair County around noon today, bringing between six and twelve inches of snow in some areas before it ends around midnight Saturday night into Sunday morning. The bulk of the snow is expected to fall prior to Saturday morning and then continuing off and on throughout the day on Saturday. 

The city issued a press release on Thursday telling residents to please clear their vehicles off of emergency snow routes so that plows could effectively treat the roadways. 

“Per city ordinance, emergency snow routes take effect when, at any time, the depth of snow reaches two inches. Violations of the emergency snow routes may cause your vehicle(s) to be subject to a tow at the owner’s expense.”

A map of O’Fallon’s emergency snow routes may be viewed by clicking HERE.

We will keep you posted as the situation develops and if we learn of any early dismissal plans from area schools.