A short burst of snow in above-freezing air is normally a non-event. But in this case, a strong arctic cold front dropped temperatures rapidly in the minutes following, leading to widespread bridge icing and accidents. I did not capture any footage during this event despite covering the storm from South County STL to Normandy.
Snow squalls began moving through the metro area just after midnight, and immediately began causing problems. I witnessed (but did not capture) an accident at I-64 and I-255 in Caseyville, Illinois, calling 911 to report. Later, I captured 14 loss of control incidents, 6 of which resulted in vehicles colliding with each other and/or the barrier on I-55 at Carondelet. I called 911 for the second time that morning for that incident. This video is linked above and below.
Oklahoma winter storm bust, December 6-8
I took 3 days off of work for this storm, which most models indicated would be a high-impact event for western Oklahoma. But during my drive south on I-44, the models near-completely evaporated the storm. I considered turning around, but I continued on. I figured another model flip-flop was possible, or at the least a minor storm. This didn't happen, and I came home on Saturday with nothing captured despite a brief period of icing that morning.
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