Storms leave behind damage in St. Louis area Tuesday - KMOV.com

Storms leave behind damage in St. Louis area Tuesday

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Down lines and scaffolding in Soulard Down lines and scaffolding in Soulard

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Storms were responsible for downed power lines and other damage in the St. Louis area Tuesday.

Officials said severe weather likely knocked down a three-story scaffold loaded with bricks near the intersection of 9th and Lafayette in Soulard. When the scaffold collapsed, it snapped utility poles in half. Firefighters said 500-600 feet of power lines came down, but no one was hurt.

Greg Dixon was sitting inside his pickup truck when power lines crashed on top of his vehicle.

"I put the car in reverse  to keep it from landing on me, tried to get out of the way, and that's when the pole broke and the power lines landed on me," said Dixon.

He escaped injury, but sparks from split wires blew out some of the truck's windows.

The building undergoing construction is owned by the city's excise commissioner, who has a valid permit for tuck point work.

Ameren reported nearly 4,000 customers were without power in the St. Louis area at one time.

Below you’ll find a number of links that will help you and others track the storms:

Click here for the KMOV.com Storm Mode page with the latest weather condition updates. Click here for our interactive radar. If you’re on a mobile device, click here for full weather coverage.

Click here to upload your storm photos and video or e-mail photos to share@kmov.com.

You can also stay aware of any weather threat with radar and forecast updates by downloading the KMOVmobileapp!

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