Tweetalong with the Columbia PD
10:00 Going to do a #tweetalong with Assustant Chief Richenberger today during the snow storm. We are at shift meeting now.
10:02 Detective Randy Nichols giving a briefing on domestic violence cases he is working.
10:10 Assistant Chief Richenberger ready to roll!
10:14 Officers working several accident on I70 at the 130 mile marker now. Please avoid the area.
10:21 Old Highway 63 near Stephens Lake Park.
10:24 Getting reports of more accidents on I70 around the 130 and 131 mile marker. Please avoid the area. Report of a semi jack-knifed, blocking.
10:26 All 4 lanes of I70 near the Lake of the Woods exit are closed due to accidents.
10:28 Take alternate routes. Expect delays. Avoid the area.
10:32 Trying to get over to I70 and get some info. Came across a road grader at Broadway/63.
10:33 View from the south outer road to I70. Traffic backed up to 63/70 in the eastbound lanes.
10:37 Semis wrecked and blocking on I70. Eastbound will be closed a while.
10:43 View from St Charles Rd looking east at westbound traffic. It will closed for near future also.
10:54 Assistant Chief Richenberger all cozy in the car while I go take photos. pic.twitter.com/gu3saWJ7n9
10:56 This is our ride today. It is AWD and has gotten around pretty good so far.
10:58: It will be several hours before I70 is cleared.
11:02 Officers responding to 63 northbound at Grindstone for a rollover accident not blocking. No injuries reported.
11:15 College Ave at University Av. pic.twitter.com/R0etn4lnQf
11:21 Near Faurot Field pic.twitter.com/o2lRM6PI25
11:24 Snowing pretty hard near Providence/Nifong.
11:37 Stadium west of Providence. All roads are snow and ice packed. pic.twitter.com/HuFi3qFLEF
11:49 A view of downtown Columbia from the Fifth/Walnut parking garage. pic.twitter.com/pjsZurLhyr
12:35 Eastbound lanes of I70 are open. Westbound is down to one lane still.
12:38: The old “Crown Vics” are still getting around.
12:46 I70 may not be blocked but it is still snow and ice covered. Stay off if you can.
13:06 I70 lanes may be open but a lot of crews still out cleaning up the mess. Please slow down.
13:15 We responded and assisted Columbia Fire with a medical call on the northeast part of town. pic.twitter.com/0bzzv6o87t
13:17 SRO Warner out helping as there is no school today.
13:23 Officer Bowen on a larceny call in the northeast part of town. pic.twitter.com/lKUWmPdnR5
13:28: Columbia Fire out on a medical earlier.
13:41 Sergeant Bernhard helping some travelers reattach a windshield wiper.
13:45 Just checked on your mailman. Mail will possibly be delayed today :). pic.twitter.com/CUH15gqCxW
13:52 On the scene of another slide off on southbound US63 near Route B. No injuries.
13:54 Snowing very heavily right now. Visibility and road conditions deteriorating quickly.
13:58 We noticed a lot of people driving without their headlights on. Turn on your lights if you have to be out so you can be seen.
14:06 Rangeline/Blue Ridge. @pub_works trying to keep up! pic.twitter.com/Q1uwLq0QUn
14:11 Officer Parker out and about. pic.twitter.com/W4n5B2Bmz7
14:17 Officer Mitchell Jones checking an alarm call at a restaurant. They are closing for the day.
14:18 Report of an accident on eastbound I70 at 63. Officers are enroute.
14:24 Both lanes of I70 westbound at 63 is blocked due to accidents. Please avoid the area. Use alternate routes.
14:28 Officers also responding to multiple car accident on northbound 63 at Grindstone Parkway.
14:35 Northbound 63 at Grindstone has one lane open
14:42 MSHP and fire responding to an accident at the 122 mile of I70 eastbound.
14:51: Community Service Aide working an accident on the westbound exit ramp from I70 to Stadium. pic.twitter.com/voEHlrBqnK
14:53 Don’t end up like this. Please slow down.
15:18 Assistant Chief Richenberger working a slide off into the cable barriers on I70.
15:40 The tweetalong has come to an end. Back at the station. The next shift needs our AWD patrol car. Thanks following along.
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