Clear 29° Good Morning
Clear 29° Good Morning
Long Island

Official: Storm damages roof of Shirley 7-Eleven, forcing closure

Suffolk County Police responded to reports of a

Suffolk County Police responded to reports of a building collapse at the 7-Eleven at 228 William Floyd Parkway in Shirley Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Photo Credit: Jennifer Davis

A convenience store in Shirley had to close after its roof was damaged in Tuesday’s storm, Mastic Beach fire officials said.

There was extensive damage in the rear of the 7-Eleven store, at 1481 William Floyd Parkway, Fire Chief Carlo Grover said.

Grover said powerful winds and a weakening structure inside the store contributed to the collapse.

“The wind didn’t help the situation at all,” he said.

Grover said he’s unsure when the 7-Eleven will be allowed to reopen. Brookhaven Town building officials will inspect the store, he said.

Latest Long Island News