(KTVI) – More than 2500 hundred residents 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. It happened 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 and no one was injured.