ST. LOUIS -- For the second time in two years, Lambert Airport in St. Louis is cleaning up after a storm caused significant damage to Missouri’s largest airport.
Strong storms, including tornadoes, ripped through the St. Louis region Friday night. The store caused extensive damage to two aircraft hangars, three out buildings and a parking lot. Repair costs have not been determined.
The cleanup of the debris had the airfield closed until 12 a.m. Saturday, shutting down all flight activity until then.
On April 22, 2011, a strong tornado hit Lambert, significantly damaging a terminal and knocking out dozens of windows. Total damage was $25 million.
Though one of the tornadoes on Friday struck the area around Lambert, it wasn’t clear if the latest damage was from a tornado or straight-line winds.
The damage will not stop Lambert from hosting the arrival of the high-tech Solar Impulse plane, scheduled to arrive Monday night.