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Kingsport store sustains heavy damage during storm

September 3rd, 2011 6:02 pm by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — A violent storm roared through town late Saturday afternoon creating a potential deadly situation at Hobby Lobby in the East Stone Commons shopping center.

The back wall and a roof section collapsed at the popular arts-and-crafts store while it was packed with shoppers.

That structural damage caused three large natural gas lines to leak, and Atmos Energy was working to fix the lines Saturday night.

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