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St. Charles Central County Fire & Rescue to open new station Thursday

St. Charles Central County Fire & Rescue to open new station Thursday

ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) - The Central County Fire & Rescue of St. Charles County will open its newest station on Thursday, April 24th at 10 am. The new station is located at 109 McMenamy Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 am, which will be attended by fire district officials, board directors and the public.

The single-story layout of the new station will contribute to improved response times. The 8,834 square-foot fire station will house four firefighters, and the Battalion Chief on duty, featuring:

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2 Blanchette Bridge westbound lanes closed Tuesday

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – If you use the Blanchette Bridge, you could run into some traffic tie-ups Tuesday.

The closures are happening in the westbound lanes and everything should be cleared by the afternoon.  MoDOT closed the two right lanes going westbound over the bridge at 7:00 a.m.

Then at 10:30 a.m., workers will switch and close the two left lanes.  Crews will also close one left lane going eastbound over the bridge after the morning commute at 9:00 a.m.

MoDOT says the closures are needed so crews can complete some minor maintenance work from the major westbound bridge rehabilitation.

The westbound side of the bridge was completely closed from November 2012 to August 2013.

All lane closures should be reopen by 3:00 p.m.

MoDOT to close 2 westbound lanes on Blanchette Bridge

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri Department of Transportation will close 2 left lanes on westbound I-70 Tuesday, April 22n for maintenance related to bridge rehabilitation. Work crews will close the lanes starting at 7 am, along with switching the 2 local right lanes at 10:30 am. A left lane on eastbound I-70 will also be closed at 9 am.

All lanes are expected to be reopened by 3 pm.

St. Charles County to start hazardous waste collection on May 1st

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Charles County will start offering county residents a safe way to recycle dispose of household hazardous waste on May 1st. Residents will be able to drop off waste at the Recycle Works Central location on 60 Triad South Drive in St. Charles from 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Friday and on the last Saturday of each month.

Residents will have to pay a $10 fee to dispose of the waste, for up to 50 pounds. After 50 pounds, the fee will be $10, plus an addition charge of $1 per pound over 50 pounds.

To ensure safety and sanitation, please follow these precautions when transporting hazardous waste for collection at Recycle Works Central:

Toning With Tim: Sock music armband

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Lori Patterson, from Boot Camp Challenge, stopped by with a quick way to keep your music close during your workout. She shows Tim Ezell all you have to do is cut the toe off an old (or new) sock and slide the sock over your arm and place your phone or music player between the sock and your arm.

Even a non-crafty person can do it!

Find out more: bootcamp-challenge.com

One killed in St. Charles RV fire

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – One person is dead after a mobile home fire Saturday morning in St. Charles. Emergency crews were called to the scene at the Cactus RV Park on Cactus Drive around 7:00 a.m.

“The heat from the flames was so intense, ” said  Frank Walker, a neighbor.

Walker and other neighbors said they tried to get the victim out of the RV.

“We tried to break into it.”

A St. Charles County sheriff’s deputy arrived first to the scene and also tried to get into the home. He had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

“He tried to go in, but was turned back by the flames,” Central County Fire Protection Chief Russ Mason said. “He was actually taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but he has been treated and released.”

The victim has not been identified, but neighbors say it was a man in his 60’s.