Storm Causes Damage at Downtown Businesses

By: Hayley Skene Email
By: Hayley Skene Email

Downtown Parkersburg works to recover from Tuesday's storm.

Many businesses had to shut down after losing power.

Windows are still busted out on several buildings along Market Street.

A few even lost sections of their roofs.

One local restaurant is working to repair major damage.

"The storm just came through and blew the roof off our building and a few other buildings. We had customers here for a little bit, they had to take shelter inside for 15 minutes or so until the storm passed. We're back to business as usual today so everything is good," says Jacob Downer, a manager at Jimmy John's.

Staff at Jimmy John's say the damage to the building is severe.

And it was a shock when it happened.

But the restaurant itself is fine.

They say the repair work won't interfere with running the business.


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