Apple Blossom Mall Reopened, 1 Store Still Closed
(UPDATED 11:55 a.m.)
Apple Blossom Mall has been reopened to employees and customers.
According to a city of Winchester new release, Charlotte Russe store will remain closed until further notice as it experienced the most roof damage.
The storm that hit the city this morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. caused some damage to the Apple Blossom Mall. Winchester Fire & Rescue (WFRD) was dispatched to the scene as gas fumes were reported to be leaking into the building. WFRD discovered that two air conditioning units on top of the building were damaged by the high winds causing the natural gas leak. The mall was quickly evacuated and closed to the public.
By 11:30 am, Winchester Fire & Rescue had secured the gas leak and ensured the mall was properly ventilated. The City’s building inspector then cleared the mall to reopen.