Metro East cleaning up after Saturday’s storm

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ALTON, IL (KPLR) – Saturday’s storm left as mess for cities, counties and homeowners to clean-up Sunday.  The storm packed winds clocked at 60 miles per hours, damaging homes, downing power lines and felling trees.

Some of the hardest hit areas were in the Metro East: Alton, Marine, Caseyville, Madison and St. Clair Counties.

Many Alton residents are still surveying the damage after yesterday's storm-swept through, like the Girls and Boys Club where a large tree was uprooted.  Now volunteers are busy cleaning up and removing the debris.

As the storms raged through the area it damaged homes and knocked down trees in hundreds of yards.

FOX 2 has been told overnight Ameren crews worked to restore power to more than 30,000 customers from the peak of the storm.

There have only been a few reports of injury, but no serious injuries or deaths.

Ameren crews are making progress in the storm restoration and they hope to have the majority of the customer’s power restored before 10 pm.

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