WORCESTER (CBS) – A gas station in Worcester has been shut down after a canopy collapsed under the weight of heavy snow.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Fortunately, no one was pumping gas at the Shell station on Lincoln Street when the roof above the pumps fell apart around 9 p.m. Sunday.

WBZ-TV’s Ron Sanders reports

There was a foot and a half of frozen snow on the canopy before it collapsed.

The fire department closed the station until the cleanup and repairs are finished.

Comments (2)
  1. Arthur Blodgett says:

    Sunday before church I had stopped at that station for gas. I must have had an angel watching over me because I was right under that part of the canopy before it had collapsed.

    1. Ryan Daley says:

      It may indeed have been divine intervention that led to the collapse ocurring after ten at night when nobody was at the pumps vs. Monday morning when lines can form due to reduced gas prices at the neighboring Gulf (Shell recently stopped matching the Gulf price but can still get busy when customers are too frustrated to wait at Gulf for the savings).

      By Wednesday the other savings day we will have another foot and a half of snow/ice that would have added to the weight. Thank God this happened when it did. Gulf immediately followed suit Monday morning shovelling their station’s canopy off following the Shell collapse.

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