The Lake of the Ozarks watershed alliance is one step closer to correcting erosion at the community bridge. lowa recently applied for the “partners protecting the lake through sediment load reductions grant” through the Missouri department of natural resources water protection program. the grants goal is to prevent sedimentation by stabilizing the shoreline with rip rap along the peninsula underneath the community bridge on the southwest side at mile marker 16 at the lake of the Ozarks. the grant has not yet been read by the mdnr, but once approved, lowa is hoping to begin the project in February of this year.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to use extreme caution while out on the roads. Bob Lynch, MoDot Area Engineer, says they are going to do what they can in order to clear the roads, but it is going to take time.
Lynch also says there have been a few problems they’ve been facing during this storm, but one in particular that is making things tougher.
He says the roads are passable, but, urges drivers to use caution, and if you don’t have to get out today, please just stay home.
American red cross, heart of Missouri chapter
Camden county courthouse
Camdenton Senior Center
Camdenton Moose Lodge, no bingo tonight
Central ozarks medical center
Children’s house at the lake
Hope Lutheran Chapel’s Epiphany Service Canceled
Eldon senior center
Eldon public library
Ez disposal all routes have been cancelled for monday
Lamb House closed today and tomorrow
Lake Regional Clinic – Macks Creek
Lake Regional Cardiac Rehab (all locations)
Lake Regional General Surgery
Lake Regional OB/GYN
Lake Regional Physical Therapy (all locations)
Lake Regional Urology
Mid-Missouri Credit Union closing early
Miller county courthouse
Miller county care and rehabilitation of Tuscumbia
Morgan county courthouse
Stanton Manufacturing closed today, work resumes tomorrow
Stoutland senior center
Versailles nutrition center
Vienna senior center
West side senior center
Woodland scenics in linn creek, mo
Buffalo head start
Camdenton r 3
Children’s learning center Camdenton
Cole camp r1
Columbia College Osage Beach
Dogwood hills school
Hickory r 1
Holy family school
Iberia r 5
Lake west Christian academy
Laclede r1 and c5
Maries r1 and r2
Miller r2 & r3
School of the Osage
State fair community college Osage beach
St. Elizabeth r 4
St. Paul Lutheran Stover
Tipton r 6
Vienna Christian life
Visitation interparish Vienna
The national weather service has issued a wind chill Advisory for the entire listening area in effect until 12 noon Tuesday. According to the report, national weather service officials are worried about wind chill temperatures currently at 15 to 25 and up to 30 below as we continue through the day. Those venturing out into the cold without sufficient protection can expect the potential for frost bite or hypothermia to occur faster than normal as the temperatures remain at or below zero for the next few days.
Most state highways will likely remain snow covered as motorists head to work this morning.
Mo-dot transportation crews have been out in force plowing state roads since the weekend but drifting snow caused by blowing winds, coupled with extremely cold temperatures have made clearing roadways difficult.
Kent Bohan with the Missouri department of transportation says crews are working hard to clear the roadways.
Bohan says the cold weather is making it somewhat difficult to keep the roads clear.
Bohan offers the following tips to motorists traveling the highways today:
*have plenty of gas in the tank
*keep cold weather supplies on hand such as flashlights and additional winter clothing
To get the latest road conditions you can go to
http://Modot.org or call the Missouri department of transportation at 1-888-ask-modot.
Motorists continue to face hazardous road conditions across the lake area. Rick Bias says there have snow drifts up to 4 feet in some parts of Morgan county and motorists are advised, if they must be out, to take extra precaution on the roadways and not attempt to drive thru snow drifts.
Bias says roads remain slick across the county.
Motorists continue to face hazardous road conditions across the lake area. Rick bias, director of 911 emergency management says they have seen significant snow drifts in the county.
The Gravois fire protection district held a special board meeting on Monday December 30th where they approved an $880,102 dollar operating budget for 2014. Originally they had a proposed deficit of $47,000 but they were able to bring that down by cutting items and balancing that budget. Those items that were cut included a fund for out of area conference and training, a fund for replacement of firefighting and rescue equipment and reserves for the vehicle and equipment maintenance. The biggest issue for the district has been healthcare costs. Gravois fire protection district fire chief Ed Hancock says quote “the major concern is the instability of the insurance market, specifically as related to health care as a result of the affordable health care act, and the escalating cost of health care.” Hancock says there has been a 40 percent increase in health care costs over the last two years along with an increase in workman’s compensation insurance. The district is working to find a solution to the health care costs and a way to keep all costs under control so that they will not be forced to reduce the level of service they are able to provide those in the district.