After dropping anywhere from 5 to 8 inches of snow on the Riverbend, the winter storm that rolled through Saturday morning is now causing problems on the east coast.  Locally, road crews had most primary and secondary roads in good shape by late-afternoon Saturday, but neighborhood roads may still be a bit treacherous.  There is also the threat of black ice this morning, due to the re-freezing of some of yesterday's melting snow.

A secondary issue from the thick, wet blanket of snow was power outages.  They were sporadic in nature, mostly caused by snapped power lines.  Some locations were out for as little as a few minutes, while others waited hours for their power to return.   As of this morning, the Ameren Outage map is not showing any outages in or around the Riverbend.  

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