A powerful gust of wind knocked the roof off of a gas station in New Jersey Thursday as a winter storm pummeled the East Coast.
Video shows the canopy wobbling before it collapses to the ground at a Delta gas station in Garfield, New Jersey.
Authorities said the structure above the gas pumps was old and needed repairs and that strong winds contributed to its collapse, northjersey.com reported.
First responders were called to the gas station around 2 p.m. Thursday.
Fire Chief Mike Semancik said the roof “was teeter-tottering. Then a big gust of wind blew it right off.”
No one was hurt and electricity and gas lines had already been shut off before the roof toppled, Semanick told northjersey.com.
“We’re trying to see if we can get it on the ground so it’s safe and not a hazard,” the chief told the outlet.
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