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Large Roof Blows Off Building

By: Samantha Saracino Email
By: Samantha Saracino Email

Wind gusts of more than 30 miles per hour caused problems across the state. In Cumberland, an entire metal roof was blown off a the Coal Miner's Tavern building and carried about one hundred feet. It crashed down in the parking lot of Charlotte's Hoagie Shop, but nobody was hurt.

It was a normal day at Charlottes Hoagie Shop, until the roof of the building next door came flying into the parking lot.

"I heard this big blast. It sounded like something blew up. A big black thing come down and it skipped across the porch and it tumbled over and the roof landed right in the parking lot," said Tarrin Napier, an employee at the hoagie shop.

No one was hurt when it happened.

"Everyone had just left and we were in our dead spell, but they literally just left and my gran was out on the porch like 10 minutes before that," Napier said.

Luckily, only minimal damage was done to the building.

"it broke one of the new windows, tore up the gutter, messed up the porch railing, but in all, I'm just grateful no one was hurt," said Charlotte Rhodes, the owner of the hoagie shop.

Workers started fixing the hoagie shop immediately and the owners of the building next door started cleaning up their roof. They did not want to talk on camera. Charlotte's Hoagie Shop just opened last thursday and they will continue to stay open for business, despite the damage.

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