ST. LOUIS – Severe weather slammed the St. Louis region Thursday afternoon, including a pattern of tornado-warned storms.
Some drivers in St. Louis dealt with flood risks in addition to the tornado warnings. Flooding was reported at I-55 and Loughborough in the Carondelet neighborhood. First responders were seen wading in the water and clearing the drains.
A person with a pickup drove into the water. The driver appeared to be trying to pull a white Dodge Charger out. It is not clear if he is authorized by authorities to help.
By 7:00 p.m., tow trucks had pulled out all of the vehicles that were stranded. The interstate is mostly clear and may reopen soon.
If you notice flooding in your area, do not try to pass through flooded roads. Drivers are advised to turn around and use an alternate route if they notice flooding. Follow the latest FOX 2 weather updates here.