Winds leave damage, power outages in parts of Missouri; no serious injuries reported

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A storm that swept through Missouri left thousands without power across the state early Tuesday.

No major injuries have been reported. The National Weather Service received reports of wind gusts between 60 and 75 mph.

Early Tuesday, Kansas City Power & Light reported about 23,000 people without power in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Utility companies reported more than 3,000 people without power in the Ozarks.

And Ameren Missouri said about 22,000 people lost power early Tuesday in the St. Louis area and in central and north-central Missouri, with more than 15,000 customers of Columbia Water and Light without power.

The National Weather Service said some windows were broken out of stores in Hannibal and two power poles caught fire when winds whipped the lines in Sedalia.

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