Roof failure forces closure of Marana businesses

Roof failure forces closure of Marana businesses

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A roof failure early Wednesday, Aug. 15 forced two Marana businesses to close their doors.

Marana spokeswoman Vic Hathaway said it happened at the Ace Hardware and Michaels near the corner of Ina Road and Thornydale.

Hathaway said the Ace Hardware had to be evacuated due to the structural failure of the roof. Michaels shares the same roof so it had to be evacuated as well.

"Ace's roof is still up, but we suspect some beam(s) may have failed or shifted," Hathaway said in an email to Tucson News Now. "If Ace's roof fully collapses, it will likely affect Michaels as well."

Both businesses will remain closed until it is deemed safe for employees and repair crews to enter.

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