Mudslide Shuts Down New Cumberland Gas Station, Owner Says It Isn't the First Time
A Marathon gas station in New Cumberland was taken out of commission on Friday after a mudslide covered the property.
Around 6 a.m. Friday morning, a customer heard cracking noises. Shortly after, a tree and mud came sliding down the hill and into the gas station.
Byers Marathon owner, Robin Byers, says this isn't the first time this has happened but this is the worst incident yet.
The mudslide damaged the canopy and a garage. It also knocked out the power.
"Technically we are done business-wise, because we can't operate our pumps we can't pump gas, we have no power going to them until we get the insurance adjuster in here and cut these trees down," Byers said.
Byers also said they're still waiting on the insurance adjuster to call back, and that the convenient store part of the gas station is still open, but the gas pumps are off.
350 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Main (304) 343-1313
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