Widespread damage after storm sweeps through Metro Area, Salem, Ill.
NWS: Damage in Salem, Ill., is consistent with an EF-1 tornado
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Storms swept through Friday night, causing major damage in the St. Louis area and Salem, Ill.
The U.S. National Weather Service said that preliminary results of their investigation show that the damage in Salem, Ill., was consistent with an EF-1 tornado.
Marion EMA reported there is significant damage from tornadoes in Marion County, Ill. with lots of downed trees, homes, and lines.
In Salem, the NWS is currently surveying the damages. The Salem Police Department said a curfew has been ordered for areas affected by the storms. They said the area is not safe due to debris and strong winds. The curfew extends to the following areas:
- East Blair Street and Lake Street, between Broadway and Marion
- Lake Street to Wells Street, between College and Broadway
There were also reports of trees toppled over in Tower Grove in South St. Louis City.
Crews from the Forestry Division were out clearing damaged and fallen trees on Saturday afternoon.
News 4 will continue to update this story.
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