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Tornado stalls MO-X service to St. Louis

Saturday, April 23, 2011 | 11:51 a.m. CDT; updated 7:42 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 24, 2011
What appears to be a damaged MO-X van hangs over the side of a parking garage at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Friday. Several people at the airport were injured after an apparent tornado touched down, spewing debris over the airfield, bursting glass in the concourse and damaging cars atop a parking garage.

COLUMBIA — The shuttle service MO-X will not have buses traveling to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Saturday, and perhaps not on Sunday, after a tornado tore through the area and left a MO-X van teetering from the edge of a parking garage.

"There was no one on board of the van when it happened, and everybody is OK," said Tim Ward, a MO-X dispatcher.

The driver of the van was inside the terminal at the time. Passengers and the driver were picked up by another MO-X van that arrived in Columbia after midnight, Ward said.

The van was taken down by airport workers and is ready to be towed back to Columbia.

Damage to the vehicle had not been determined, Ward said.

 


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