A third blast of wintry mix and sleet blanketed Washington County this week, as officials buckle down for the most snow and sleet seen so far this season.
The National Weather Service announced a winter weather advisory effect on Tuesday evening and then extended it to 6 a.m. Thursday. The alert called for mixed precipitation with additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch.
The storm also included portions of southeast Missouri and south central and south western Illinois. Residents were notified to plan on slippery road conditions that could create more hazardous conditions for the evening commute.
Washington County Highway Engineer Kiefer Heiman told the county board on Tuesday night that the department had been busy clearing snow from roads and preparing for the latest round.
“It’s like winter decided to come all in one week,” he said.