Drivers on Kirkwood Road are used to waiting for the train, but that wait is a little longer today.
Union Pacific crews are making a critical repair to the tracks crossing Kirkwood Road near the Amtrak Station. That is forcing the trains to use a single track and slow down to 10 miles per hour.
City officials say the slower trains are taking longer to pass, and that's holding up traffic on Kirkwood Road.
Besides the train crossing delays, part of the road will be blocked off between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday. Motorists are advised to use the bypass on Clay Avenue if possible.
The work and the delays will last through the Thursday evening rush.
Fire fighters are working to keep a two-alarm fire in north St. Louis from spreading to adjacent homes.
The blaze broke out in 5000 block of Vernon about 1:30 Thursday morning. Fire crews arrived to find the 2 1/2 story home fully involved.
There's no word yet what sparked the blaze.
Fire officials say there are no injuries reported.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A spate of break-ins targeted south city gyms this morning.
Fox2 reports thieves hit at least three different gyms in less than a half an hour early today. Cars were vandalized at the St. Louis Fitness Club on Hampton and Potomac, and another fitness club in Hampton Village near Schnucks as well as at Blast Fitness on Jefferson and Lafayette. Piles of glass greeted many people after their workouts. St. Louis police got the first call around 6:00am. Hampton Village.
Police believe the same suspects may be behind all of the break ins. They are described at this point as two males in a dark grey Grand Prix.