St Louis Picks Up After Storms

St Louis Picks Up After Storms

Storm clean up begins in St Louis day after storms move through the area.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The St. Louis metro area is cleaning up today after several tornadoes moved through Friday night, leaving behind extensive damage and some minor injuries.

Touchdowns were reported starting around 8:15 p.m. near Bridgeton, Missouri with damage reported near Harvester, Missouri. CBS affiliate KMOV reports six people had minor storm-related injuries in that area.

From there, storms hit St. Charles, Missouri. The St. Charles Emergency Operations Center told KMOV at least 30 homes have significant damage. Damage was reported to the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, with the casino losing part of its roof and the hotel losing windows to high winds.


A spokesperson for the City of St. Louis said four outbuildings at Lambert airport were damaged and all flights were grounded until the storms passed.


Interstate 70 was closed from Lindbergh to St. Charles on Friday night, according to emergency officials. Pattonville fire said several cars and trucks were overturned on I-70.

The St. Louis Cardinals' game with the San Francisco Giants was canceled nearly 30 minutes before the severe weather was expected to arrive downtown.


(KMOV in St. Louis provided information for this report)
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