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Missouri Senate, House pause session due to inclement weather

  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Senate canceled session this week due to inclement weather, and the House is holding a technical session only Monday and Tuesday. 

“Due to brutal cold weather and potential snow accumulation, the Missouri Senate will not be in session,” Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden said Sunday. “We will take the rest of the week one day at a time in an effort to keep folks safe.” 

On Monday, Rowden announced the Senate would be out for the remainder of the week as the weather conditions worsened.

House Majority Floor Leader Dean Plocher said the lower chamber will only have a technical session Monday and Tuesday. The House has already canceled once this year; albeit, that was due to a COVID-19 outbreak. 

Jefferson City is expected to see anywhere from four to six inches of snowfall as temperatures hover in the low single digits Monday. As of early Sunday afternoon, the Department of Transportation (MoDOT) reported all the major roads in and around Jefferson City were covered with winter weather, and officials are asking people to stay off the roads as conditions worsen. 

Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo praised the decision to cancel session in a tweet, saying: “True bipartisan support on this one. Stay safe and warm everyone.” 

This story has been updated. It was originally published on Feb. 14.