Tens of Thousands of Missourians WIthout Power in Ice Storm

ST. LOUIS, MO - Tens of thousands of Missourians are without power in the wake of an ice storm that glazed roads and snapped power lines as it moved across the state yesterday.

Governor Blunt declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to aid communities affected by the storm, which could continue through mid-week.

Flights were canceled to Kansas City and St. Louis.  Central, southwest and northeast Missouri took the brunt of the storm.

No deaths have been reported, but a Lamar man was injured when a tree fell on him.

A portion of I-70 in Montgomery County was closed when a large power line fell on the highway.  A nursing home in the county was without power and its generator was not working.

Places of worship canceled services.

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