Storm damaged Kmart to reopen Tuesday

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Eau Claire -- (WEAU) The storm damaged Kmart on E. Clairemont Ave. is set to reopen Tuesday morning at eight o'clock. The store's manager says they are working to get the store ready for business. Last Thursday night around 6:45pm, a large section of the store's store's roof caved in under the weight of wet, heavy snow. The Kmart was open at the time. The Eau Claire Fire Department evacuated the store, and a nearby Mega Holiday service station while investigating a gas leak. No one was hurt.

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (SEARS HOLDINGS NEWS RELEASE) -- “The Kmart at 2424 E. Clairmont (sic) in Eau Claire will be closed until further notice. On Thursday, Feb. 20 at approximately 6:45 p.m. CT, the store’s roof collapsed due to the heavy snow accumulation. The store was open at the time of the incident. There were no injuries to customers or associates. We are working with the local authorities and the landlord on next steps regarding the store’s condition. The nearby Kmart stores in Chippewa Falls and Menomonee (sic) are open to serve our members with their shopping needs.”

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