Roanoke car wash condemned after landslide causes damage

No injuries reported


Southern Classic Auto Wash owners Willy Snider and Nancy Alcorn said they learned that a landslide took their business after a call from police on Tuesday morning.

The news came as a hurtful blow to the two as their business meant everything to them.

Employing nearly 20 people, they are thankful no one was inside the building at the time.

“Kinda don’t know what to think,” Snider said. “To see half the building is collapsed, you just, kind of in shock for a few minutes. Trying to now just evaluate and see what we have.”

Examining the damage, the owners have no idea how much it will cost to rebuild or when they will open again.

City stormwater crews surveyed the area as well to understand how much moisture was collected in the rocks to cause this landslide.

They said it is possible that pieces could continue to fall throughout Tuesday.

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Crews are responding to a landslide at a carwash off Orange Ave NE in Roanoke


A Roanoke business is a total loss after a landslide caused damage on Tuesday morning.

Southern Classic Auto Wash off of Orange Ave. NE has been condemned, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

According to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, the landslide is a result of around one to two inches of rain across the area.


Fire crews are on the scene of a landslide in Roanoke off of Orange Avenue.

The landslide has caused damage to Southern Classic Auto Wash at 950 Orange Avenue NE, according to a 10 News crew at the scene.

No one was hurt as a result of the landslide and it’s not affecting roadways, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.

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