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Tornado Warning issued in St. Clair, Madison counties

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The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for north central St. Clair and eastern Madison counties until 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to the NWS, severe thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado were located over Alhambra, moving northeast at 45 mph.

Locations impacted included Collinsville around 7:15 p.m., Maryville and South Roxana around 7:20 p.m., Edwardsville and Troy around 7:25 p.m., Glen Carbon around 7:30 p.m., Marine around 7:35 p.m. and Highland around 7:40 p.m.

Other locations included Kaufman, Kuhn, Poag, Fruit, Mitchell and Hamel. The area included Horseshoe Lake State Park and the following highways:

  • Interstate 70 in Illinois between exits 21 and 24

  • Interstate 55 in Illinois between exits 23 and 30

  • Interstate 64 in Illinois between exits 9 and 14

The St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency reported falling trees in Fairview Heights, Swansea and Fairmont City.

According to the Ameren Outage Map, 735 customers near Collinsville, 116 near Belleville and 188 near Fairview Heights were without service around 8:30 p.m..

A Tornado Watch is still in effect until 10 p.m.

Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.