TORNADOES STRIKE ST. LOUIS! Semis Flippped on Interstate – AIRPORT HIT- Shut Down “Indefinitely”!
A TORNADO SLAMMED NORTH OF ST. LOUIS TONIGHT!
Interstate 270 is a parking lot. Power lines fell on the highway. A tractor trailer flipped and is blocking traffic going east on Interstate 70. A tornado was spotted moving right through the airport.
Lambert St. Louis Airport took a direct hit on Good Friday. (KMOV photo)
A 757 was reportedly hit on the runway.
Ferguson was hit hard. Trees down. Power lines are down.
Mayor Slay just announced airport is closed indefinitely right now. Most damage is to terminal 1.
The lasty time Lambert officially closed was during the blizzard of 1982.
A tornado struck North St. Louis tonight. Lambert St. Louis Airport was struck.
Several people at Lambert Airport in St. Louis were injured Friday after an apparent tornado touched down, spewing debris over the airfield, bursting glass in the concourse and damaging cars atop a parking garage.
The tornado was part of a series of strong storms that struck central and eastern Missouri. Unconfirmed tornadoes were reported in several counties in the St. Louis area.
Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea said he did not immediately have information about how many people were hurt, or how badly. He said the injuries were believed to be from glass that shattered as the storm hit the airport. An Air National Guard facility at the airport was reportedly damaged.
My brother’s boss is still stuck at the airport.
Several windows were blown out at the airport.
A passenger van at the airport was tossed up on the rails. (KMOV)