Portion of Watauga Road shut down as precaution after awning buckles at nearby gas station

(WJHL) – Johnson City police and fire crews have shut down Watauga Road at the intersection of East Fairview Avenue as a precaution after a gas station awning has reportedly buckled.

Johnson City Fire Department officials said the awning at By-Lo Markets gas station, 2307 Watauga Road, has buckled and crews are concerned about the awning collapsing or being blown into the road or store.

While Watauga Road is shut down, a detour has been set up around the business.

The store will remain closed until the awning is safely removed. A crane from the store’s corporate office is heading to the business to take the awning down.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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