Decatur – The former Pla-Mor Lanes building was damaged by the storm that ripped through the Decatur area on Tuesday night.
The explosion was blamed on debris from the building at 2121 N. 22nd St. Due to the power outage, which affected more than 300 customers in the area and led to the closure of part of the road.
“The bend (the building) blew up. It knocked the power out of the substation,” said Tegan Martin, an emergency rioter in Amyreen, Illinois.
Debris of the building littered the company’s parking lot, with pieces of insulation flying from the building across 22nd Street.
Funnel clouds were seen in the storms on Tuesday night but no significant damage occurred
The road was temporarily closed from Geddes Avenue to Pershing Road but reopened after the removal of a power line to a street light that was slung over the road.
Pla-Mor Lanes, which opened in 1963, closed in 2019.
Taylor Vidmar and Joseph Ressler contributed to this report.
PHOTOS: Storm damage in the former Pla-Mor lanes
Contact Scott Perry at (217) 421-7976. Follow him on Twitter: @scottperry66
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