Storms cause damage, flooded roads Saturday

Published: May. 21, 2022 at 11:16 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Storms caused damage and flooded roads in the St. Louis area Saturday.

Just after 6:00 a.m., lightning hit a real estate office on Main Street in Columbia, Illinois, leading to a fire.

Flooding briefly closed all southbound lanes of I-55 near Potomac in south St. Louis late Saturday morning. The view from the MoDOT cameras showed a car partially submerged in water and other cars stopped on a highway in front of flooded lanes. Emergency crews were on the scene. One northbound lane was also closed. All lanes reopened around 11:45 a.m. It comes two days after rain and storms led to flooding on I-55 near Loughborough.

Also late Saturday morning, a building was hit by lightning on Russell near Mississippi Avenue in South City.