FESTUS, MO (KTVI)– In Festus, the snow started Thursday afternoon with a burst of sleet around lunchtime, then a break. And then a mess.
Snow began falling hard just as the sun was setting, and drivers were hitting the roads.
The streets, especially the side streets, got slick pretty fast but for a lot of people, the real problem was ice not just on the pavement but on their windshields.
“This is the sixth time I have had to stop and get the ice off of there just so it doesn`t get stuck on the windshield,” said driver Julie DeMent, who was using a credit card to scape her windows because she forgot to bring an ice scraper.
Others had the right tools but still had to stop to keep their wipers clean.
“It took me just over an hour to get from Park Hills to Festus, going about 30 to 35 miles an hour,” said Cindy White. “I saw a lot of accidents along the way. It`s horrible.”