The Super 8 sign on Tiger Way in Georgetown is what started it all. Power crews believe the wind knocked it down and took power lines down with it. This all happened around noon, one of the busiest times of the day for nearby restaurants.
"It was a big surprise right before our big lunch rush here on a Friday afternoon, our busiest day of the week. And come to find out one of the local hotels, their big interstate sign, the wind blew it over and just came down right on top of the power lines," says Georgetown Chick-fil-A owner Brent Dennard, "We're gonna have to go get us a freezer truck to make sure we keep all of our food to where it's safe."
Chick-fil-A expects to stay closed a good eight to ten hours Friday. Power crews have told hotel and restaurant owners it'll be close to 9 p.m. before they restore electricity. Chick-fil-A is doing their best to warn customers before they try coming inside to place orders.
"We have a lot of raving fans at Chick-fil-A and we've got our hostesses out there explaining to them what all's going on so they don't think we've closed our doors," says Dennard.