(KTVI) – More than 2,500 electric customers in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County were in the dark early Wednesday morning after a big change in the weather. High winds knocked out power to many residents and also caused some major damage in other areas.
In Richmond Heights, a tree snapped and fell on a house and car on Hoover and Highland Terrace around 2:45 a.m. A strong wind gust snapped the tree. As it was falling, it ripped down some power lines and then slammed into a red car and the home. Both were badly damaged.
Power in the area was knocked out for a couple of hours. Emergency responders flooded the area, but the good news is that no one was hurt.
More wind damage was done in north St. Louis. A building on Enright and Grand had several bricks knocked off the building by strong winds. The building was vacant. No one was injured.
Ameren Missouri crews worked quickly to reduce the number of outages and restore power to customers in other areas of St. Louis. The number of outages was considerably lower by 7:00 a.m.