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Snow Ops: STL Photo of the Week

Posted on December 20, 2019 in Photos

An American Airlines aircraft lands in the distance behind STL airfield winter operations crews clearing snow on December 16, 2019.

The first major snow response of the winter season was a long one. Snow operations crews at St. Louis Lambert International Airport responded to the call early Sunday morning , December 15, and worked around the clock until well into Tuesday, December 17. That’s a 60-hour effort to battle a couple of phases in the storm system. The first one dropped more than two inches across St. Louis before switching over to freezing rain overnight. Monday morning started dry before the snow started started to fall again intensely to a total of more than seein inches before the storm pushed west early Tuesday morning. STL crews run more than two dozen broom, plows, de-icing trucks, or trucks that combine all major phases of the snow ops to keep the airfield open and operational. The Airport, along with contract partners were successful. Less than 10 percent of flights were cancelled on Monday out of more than 500 departures and arrivals.