ST. LOUIS ( – Overnight storms caused downed trees and thousands of power outages in Missouri and Illinois.

Power Outages

After the storms rolled through around 1 a.m. Tuesday, more than 9,000 Ameren customers were in the dark in the St. Louis-area as of 5:30 a.m. Monday. Around 12:30 9.m. just over 2,400 customers remained without power.

In addition, more than 1,300 customers were without power in the Metro East. As of 11:30 a.m., around 500 remained without power.

It is unknown when the power will be restored.

Storm Damage

The Maryland Heights Police Department said there was a downed tree and power lines across Rule Avenue north of Ameling around 5:40 a.m. Residents in the area were being told that if they live on Rule Avenue they would be stuck at home until everything is removed from the roadway. The police department did not give a timeline on when that could be.

Downed tree

A downed tree in Maryland Heights Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service received a report of a large tree on a house in Wentzville. The tree reportedly fell on Kingshighway. 

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