Part of roof caves in at Peoria grocery store scheduled for closure

Aug 4, 2022, 2:15 PM | Updated: 3:12 pm

PHOENIX – A roof partially collapsed at a grocery store in the West Valley on Thursday morning, but no one was injured, first responders said.

Bashas’ supermarket at 75th Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Peoria also was evacuated of employees because of a gas leak, the Glendale Fire Department said.

A hazmat team arrived after calls about the gas leak, which was found and the line turned off.

Store hours are listed on the website as 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The store is slated for permanent closure Sept. 17, a move announced in June. Until then, the site is closed indefinitely, a spokeswoman for the Arizona-based grocery-chain said.

“We are in the process of fully assessing the damage. We are working with a structural engineer to assess the full damage,” Ashley Schick said.

The Peoria Fire and Medical Department said the roof collapse was under investigation but could be related to the overnight storm.

Rain bombarded parts of the Valley early Thursday, causing flooding on at least one freeway.

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s map showed 0.87 inches of rain fell near Peoria and Grand avenues in Peoria.

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Part of roof caves in at Peoria grocery store scheduled for closure