Damage Visible following Crocker Park Explosion

Damage is visible today at the site of the Crocker Park propane tank explosion that occurred the morning of March 10.

Workers stood by in the parking lot across the street from the American Greetings construction site. “No comment,” was their response as they talked privately, unable to go to work today.DSC_6240-1 DSC_6245-1 DSC_6248-1

The explosion, when it occurred yesterday, was heard for miles around. Even in Bay Village, residents reported that they heard the blast.

Today, according to a Crocker Park post, “The garage behind LA Fitness and Trader Joe’s will remain temporarily closed. We will continue to provide updates on its reopening. In the meantime, please utilize the parking garage off Crocker Road near First Watch. Thank you for your patience.”

Crocker Park issued this statement yesterday:

“Earlier this morning an explosion and fire occurred at the construction site of the new American Greetings Creative Studios at Crocker Park.

“Early reports indicate that a construction propane tank caught fire and exploded. The cause of the incident is still being investigated. At this time, there are no reported injuries. American Greetings and Crocker Park commend the swift action taken by Westlake Police and Fire Departments. We are extremely grateful to report only property damage and no injuries. American Greetings and Crocker Park are working with authorities and more information on the incident will be released as those details become available. As a result of the incident, there are a limited number of temporary store and restaurant closings. Crocker Park advises guests to call their destinations to confirm their status.”



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