Roof Rips Off Morris County Bed, Bath & Beyond
Part of a roof has blown off a Bed, Bath & Beyond store in Mount Olive.
— Leigh Scheps (@LeighTVReporter) March 13, 2014
ABC 7 reports that the incident, which happened around 8:30 a.m. ruptured a fuel line causing a small fire. The store’s heating and air conditioning were shut off, as was the gas meter.
Fire companies from Budd Lake and Flanders responded to a call for smoke according to the Daily Record.”"Our two fire companies worked quickly together to avert what could have been a major incident,” Budd Lake Fire Chief Robert Sheard told the newspaper.
NBC 4 New York reports that the part that flew off was similar to a sealant. Mayor Rob Greenbaum told the Daily Record that once the cover is fixed the store can reopen.
The store is located in the International Trade Center just off Route 206 on International Drive. The store is closed today and cannot reopen until the gas line is repaired according to ABC 7.
Nearby stores include Walmart, Lowes and Michael’s.
A wind advisory is up for Morris County and all of New Jersey today calling for wind gusts of 45 mph that will not diminish until this afternoon.
Earlier on Thursday morning trees came down and blocked Route 206 in Mansfield and Route 79 in Marlboro that will impact local traffic as crews work to remove them according to New Jersey Fast Traffic. The Lakewood Scoop reports a tree fell onto a parked car around 5 a.m. on Thursday morning.
Utilities are reporting scattered outages across the state. The wind also led to flights being canceled or delayed at Newark Liberty Airport as well as LaGuardia and Philadelphia International Airport.
Meteorologist Alan Kasper says the weekend will be milder with temperatures approaching 60 on Sunday before another snow threat for Monday.
- Roof blows off Mount Olive Bed, Bath and Beyond / ABC 7
- Strong Winds Rip Roof Off New Jersey Bed, Bath & Beyond, Force Strip Mall Evacuation / NBC 4 New York
- High winds rip roof off Mount Olive Bed Bath & Beyond, cops say / NJ.com
- Fire, wind damage Mount Olive Bed, Bath & Beyond / Daily Record