Wawa Reopens 100 Stores After Storm Shutdowns
WAWA, Pa. --Wawa has reopened approximately 100 stores that were closed due to Hurricane Sandy-related problems, according to a Philly.com report. That leaves 81 of the c-store chain's 601 locations in the dark as of yesterday afternoon.
The affected stores were primarily located in central and southern New Jersey, with some in Montgomery County, Pa., the company reported.
"Once power is restored, our teams will move quickly to restock and open the stores to serve the community," stated Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce.
Up to 450 Wawa stores were closed Monday night into Tuesday morning as the superstorm pounded the East Coast, according to the report. Wawa stores normally operate 24 hours a day.
"We continue to work closely with emergency responders, shelters and the American Red Cross throughout our operating area to provide as much assistance as possible by providing product, supplies and support," Wawa stated on its website.
A full list of Wawa store closings is available here on its "Alerts" page.