Pop up storm damages parts of St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Strong wind and heavy rain damaged parts of St. Louis city Monday afternoon. The storm was quick and fierce as it hovered over St. Louis just after 4pm and with that came a lot of heavy rain and wind. The St. Lousi Fire Department dealt with a good number of car accidents, flash flooding and wires down. Another issue was a gas leak fire officials say that was in he North Jefferson and Martin Luther King area. Laclede Gas was on the scene shutting it down while emergency crews stood watch.  Then down the road at Vandeventer and Market Street cars were trapped and flooded out in the water. Police redirected traffic there for a while and finally in the 2900 block of Brannon winds ripped part of the roof off a pharmaceutical company. There was a lot of water inside and employees are working to clean it up.

Through it all, there are no reports of major power outages or injuries. All told the storm or microburst lasted less than 2 hours.