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Wawa Stores Try to Stay Open During Storm, Though Some Have Closed

Company: we'll stay open to serve the community and first responders

If you didn't think Sandy's threat was serious before, perhaps you will now. Wawa, the venerable food store that never seems to close, will evacuate many of its locations in coastal areas.

Despite heeding evacuation orders where mandatory, however, the company said in a statement Sunday night that it would try to keep as many of its stores as possible open during the storm.

"Wherever possible, as long as the safety of our customers and associates is not compromised, we will attempt to remain open in order to serve the community and the first responders who count on us during times of crisis," the company said.

The company said it closed several of its stores in southern New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland after the areas in which they were located had been evacuated. Local Wawas that have closed include:

  • Normandy Beach (Toms River/Brick)
  • Ship Bottom (Long Beach Island)
  • North Beach Haven (Long Beach Island)
  • Barnegat Township
  • Margate
  • Ocean City
  • Brigantine

The full list of stores that have closed is available on the company's website.

Amanda Thomas October 29, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Wawa on Ocean heights and New Road is open
Anthony Mileto October 29, 2012 at 02:10 PM
I agree with mean green my wife works for Wawa and she had to go in its pure corporate greed
Deep snapper October 29, 2012 at 02:55 PM
You people are such babies! Romney would say, if they agree to work for their wages, they should do the state a good deed n provide sandwiches for the people. Or like Obama would say, let if you pork rind, they will cOme! Hey black mamba, there are 6 of us going at noon with protest signs and a big rat. We are protesting the we want the 4.79 classic back , like they did in august. Can you meet us at the one on lanes mill?
John Hayes October 29, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Perhaps your wife should go get another job. Either that or STOP WHINING! Most of the community is thankful that a few stores are open.
Marilyn Aimes October 29, 2012 at 03:27 PM
When I was there about 8 last nite, they said they were closing at 10. Guess the manager changed his mind! Since the driving ban went into effect at 11, why do they need to stay open?

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