Unexpected Heavy Snow Creating Hazardous Road Conditions

Photo taken at 5:00 p.m. looking east from New Haven when the heaviest snow was falling.

UPDATED: 7:15 p.m. New Haven, Mo. - (By Kyle Quick) Before showing you where this unexpected snow came from, QNN would like to commend New Haven’s street’s department and the remarkable job they do of snow removal particularly compared to other small towns.

We felt it important to acknowledge their dedicated employees and the great job they do.

Heavy snow continues to fall after a small system moved across the area earlier this evening, dropping an estimated 1 to 2 inches of snow in about 90 minutes as road conditions quickly deteriorated.

The area circled shows a small heavy band of snowfall moving right over top of New Haven.

Snow began falling around 4 p.m. with the heaviest being along the I-44 corridor and stretch north as seen in the radar image below.

 

 

Looking at the radar some of the heaviest snowfall appeared to move along Highway 100 from Hermann to Grey Summit.

As you can see in the radar image below the darkest areas once again moved overtop of New Haven, with the heavest being right around 5 p.m.

Below shows one more small band moving across the area and behind the snow will bring a low of four degrees tonight with a high of 16 tomorrow, dropping below zero Monday night.

After Tuesday things will begin to warm up with highs in the mid 30's on Wed before a heat wave hits on Thursday with highs in the mid 40's.


 

Photo above (4:45 p.m.) sent to us from Molly Munsinger of Highway 100 between New Haven and Washington.

4:45 - Unexpected heavy snow that is currently moving through the area has left highways covered and hazardous road conditions.

Photo above (4:45 p.m.) sent to us from Molly Munsinger of Highway 100 between New Haven and Washington.

Molly Munsinger sent us a report at 4:45 p.m. saying that Highway 100 between New Haven and Washington is covered and traffic is moving slow.

According to MoDot, Highway 100 from Hermann to I-44 is mostly covered including I-44.

A good indication that road conditions are deteriorating is when there is a sudden spike in car accidents.  Shortly after 4 p.m.and since Boles Fire Department (Grey Summit area) have responded for several car crashes.