Extensive Damage to Suburbs Around St. Louis Airport - NECN

Extensive Damage to Suburbs Around St. Louis Airport



    Update: 6:25 p.m. -- St. Louis airport director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge says the airport has re-opened for some arriving flights.

    (NECN/KPLR/KTVI/KSDK) - The St. Louis airport remains closed after taking a wallop from a tornado. Crews have been working long hours to get it ready to reopen, officials are hopeful that will happen Sunday. 

    The twister blasted the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, damaging planes and rattling passenger nerves in the terminals.  Remarkable video posted online shows the winds swooshing by the windows.

    Crews worked through the night in an effort to restore power and get the airport open again.  

    Remarkably, there has been no word of deaths or serious injuries, but some of the damage is devastating. 

    The National Weather Service says the twister that came from the system may have been at least an EF-3, packing winds of between 136 and 165 miles per hour.