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The Saint Louis Art Museum is going to remain closed for the rest of the day due to a power outage.

The outage started just before 9 AM. Just a few visitors were in the museum when the power went out. It is not known what caused the outage. The museum is set to open tomorrow at 10 AM.

 

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   As the weather heats up with the start of summer tomorrow, many Missouri residents will head to their state park beaches.  But the Department of Natural Resources says a half-dozen of those beaches are closed.  

   Five state park swimming beaches were closed after tests this week showed high levels of bacteria.  A sixth beach - at Mark Twain State Park - remains closed because of flooding.  

   DNR officials say the beach at Harry S. Truman State Park and the Grand Glaize beach at the Lake of the Ozarks are among those that are off limits due to bacteria.  Other beaches closed include the Pittsburg beach at Pomme de Terre, St. Joe's State Park in Park Hills and Wakonda in northeastern Missouri.

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One person is dead after being thrown from a car in an accident off Collinsville Road. A portion of the road was shut down between N 47th St and N 49th St. in both directions in Fairmont City Monday morning and reopened near noon.

The Illinois State Police report a GMC Denali and Buick LeSabre were speeding westbound down Collinsville Road,

Both cars lost control and spun off to the right.

It's unclear if the two cars were racing but the Illinois State police said they were speeding. The accident happened around 4:45 Monday morning. 

Fox 2 News reports several parents arrived at the scene as police interviewed several young people. 

No names have been released.

 

 

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Friday, 19 April 2013 09:34

City closes flood gates downtown

The city of St. Louis is closing several flood gates to keep the Mississippi River out of the city after heavy rain swept through the region on Thursday.

The St. Louis City Streets Department began closing and raising the gates Friday morning as the river is expected to crest on Wednesday at 39.5 feet.

Officials closed four gates Friday and erected the gates at Poplar Street and Carr Street along Lenore K. Sullivan Boulevard.

City officials said crews would continue to shut gates throughout the weekend. They said the schedule could change depending on the latest forecasts and needs of businesses impacted by the rising river.

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