The Missouri State Fair has reopened, after a severe thunderstorm passed through Sedalia last night, knocking out power and blowing debris across the fairgrounds.
The gates reopened to the public at 3:00 p.m., after electrical power was fully restored. Spokeswoman Tammy Nichols says there were no injuries to people or farm animals.
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Missouri State Fairgrounds temporarily close after nighttime storms
Update: A tweet from the Missouri State Fair: "State Fair to Open Gates at 3 p.m. Today - Luke Bryan and Josh Thompson will take the Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m. as scheduled"
The Missouri State Fairgrounds are closed after a strong storm knocked out power.
It appears that the record-setting heat wave may have finally let up in portions of Missouri, which is good news for State Fair organizers.
The annual event begins one week from today in Sedalia, and forecasters are predicting high’s in the low 80’s for opening day.
Governor Jay Nixon says there’ll be plenty of emergency responders on hand if the excessive heat returns.
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