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Storms cause damage in St. Louis area

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Storms caused a tree to fall on a car in Collinsville Tuesday evening. Two children inside the car suffered cuts. Credit: KMOV Storms caused a tree to fall on a car in Collinsville Tuesday evening. Two children inside the car suffered cuts. Credit: KMOV
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Storms that moved through the St. Louis-area Tuesday and early Wednesday morning left behind damage.

A tree fell on a car with a family inside on Illinois Route 157 near Horseshoe Lake Road in Collinsville around 5:45 p.m.

Collinsville police said a mother and two children were inside the car. Officers said the three suffered some minor cuts and bruises, but nothing serious.

The tree also knocked down a power line, which crews worked on and restored.

There was also damage in Granite City, where the storms knocked out power to hundreds of people.

Around 8 p.m., one person was killed when a tornado touched down Perryville, Missouri. According to police in the area, vehicles were blown off of Interstate 55 and many houses were damaged along Highway 51.

Following the tornado, the Perry County School District 32 canceled classes for Wednesday.

Off of Route 3 near Sauget. Illinois, a pole fell across the train tracks. A worker from the railway was seen inspecting the damage early Wednesday morning, but the worker said they didn’t have any other reports of damage.

In Mascoutah, Illinois power was restored before 4 a.m. after a transformer blew overnight. A police officer told News 4 the blown transformer had knocked out power across the town.

There were reports of hail across the area Tuesday evening through early Wednesday. News 4 crews said the hail in downtown St. Louis was roughly the size of a quarter.

Wednesday morning, there were reports of just under 1,000 customers without power around the St. Louis area. 

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