How Deep is the Snow at YOUR House?

At midday Tuesday, the National Weather Service is reporting these snow accumulations from volunteer and cooperative observers:

Benton County                   6 to 11 inches
Morgan County                  6 to 11 inches
Camden County                 3 to 6 inches
Miller County                     3 to 6 inches

Gravois Mills (Morgan County)  8 inches
Cole Camp (Benton County)     9 inches

Power Outages in the Lake Area

The heavy, wet snow is causing numerous power outages across the Lake area.  Ameren Missouri is reporting 13 people are without power in Camden County, 1881 in Morgan County and 336 in Miller County.  Co-Mo Electric says about 6,800 members are without power at this time.  Most of the outages are being caused by the snow which is weighing down trees and power lines.  Power company officials remind people to never go near a downed power line.  They also ask that you please report any downed power lines immediately. 

UPDATE: More Snow on the Way

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 12:00 noon on Tuesday;  Meteorologist Ray Miller from the Weather Eye Weather Center says we can expect to get some snow:

Ray Miller on Snow Count

Ray says the system will dump more snow north of where the dividing line is between our snow accumulations, with up to 6-12inches for upper Morgan County through Jefferson City to Columbia.

Ray Miller on the Dividing Line

Trial for Van Note Murder Defendant Delayed

The trial of one of the three defendants in the William Van Note murder case, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed.  42-year-old Desre Dory is charged with second degree murder and forgery …  accused of helping forge a Durable Power of Attorney document that led to Van Note  being removed from life support after he and his girlfriend were shot and stabbed at his Sunrise Beach vacation home in October, 2010.  The trial has been delayed at the request of the prosecution. The defense did not object to the continuance.  A new trial date is expected to be set at a hearing on March 11th.

MODOT Issues ‘No Travel’ Advisory

Another major winter storm is making its way into the area, and with it, heavy snow and strong winds. Due to expected hazardous conditions, the Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a “no travel advisory”. This storm will affect western, northern and central portions of the state. The highest accumulations are expected north of Highway 54, including I-70 from Kansas City to Kingdom City, I-35 and I-29. Camden, Miller and Morgan counties could see anywhere from five to 13 inches of snow. The high rate of snowfall, coupled with 30 mile per hour winds, can create drifts that will seriously challenge even four-wheel drive vehicles.  Stay informed about Missouri road conditions by using MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, available online at, or through MoDOT’s new smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android phones.   You can also call 888-ASK-MODOT, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Round Two of Snow Heads for Lake Area

If the weather forecast is accurate, heavy snow is on the way to the Lake area again.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow for Camden, Miller and Morgan Counties from 6:00 tonight  until noon tomorrow.  Six to 10 inches of snow are expected.  The heaviest snow is expected to fall this Monday evening through Tuesday morning.  During that time, heavy snow in excess of an inch an hour will be possible.  Keep your radio tuned to KRMS and online at for the latest forecast information.   

Road Work – Week of 2/25


Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues.
Crews continue to set steel girders on the concrete piers. This will require a closure of the existing Hurricane Deck Bridge several times a day for 15 minutes at a time. This process continues over the next 3 to 4 months. The entire project is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.


Route 42 between Route 17 and Route TT – Roadside maintenance will take place Wednesday,  and Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route D between Route 54 and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place today and tomorrow. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.