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Jefferson City tornado sends cars at Chevrolet, Toyota dealership flying

Posted at 12:08 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 19:40:10-04

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The owner of a Chevrolet dealership says Wednesday night’s tornado in Jefferson City damaged or destroyed more than 500 cars.

“I just can’t believe it,” Riley Chevrolet and Toyota general manager Jay Schnieders said. “They were tossed around like toys.”

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41 Action News reporter Steven Dial spoke to Schnieders Thursday morning.

The dealership remained without power Thursday morning as crews worked to assess the damage.