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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — More than three-out-of-every-four flights scheduled to take off and land at Lambert-St. Louis Airport Sunday did so, and they’re expecting to operate at 90-percent capacity by the end of Monday.

The airport was shut down after it was struck by the tornado that ravaged north St. Louis County on Friday. Lambert reopened to arriving flights Saturday night and to departures Sunday.

Complete recovery could take two months.

Airport leaders credit the hard work of re-construction crews and employees in getting the airport repaired so quickly from a tornado that blew out hundreds of windows and caused damage estimated in the millions of dollars.

Wanda Hamm-Niebruegge is Airport Director advises those scheduled to catch a departing flight or meet someone coming into Lambert to call their airline not the airport itself for the very latest information.

Copyright Associated Press

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