Baltimore city tearing down truck wash because it was ‘unsafe’ after 2017 flood

The city of Baltimore says that it’s trying to get Joy Oil & Gas station’s truck wash and car wash off the ground, after storm damage made both its services too dangerous to operate….

Baltimore city tearing down truck wash because it was ‘unsafe’ after 2017 flood

The city of Baltimore says that it’s trying to get Joy Oil & Gas station’s truck wash and car wash off the ground, after storm damage made both its services too dangerous to operate. The station is now being slated for demolition.

And there’s no telling when it might be fixed: The $400,000 it will cost to do the work already included in the city’s budget.

Officials say the station was inundated with water in 2017. A break in a pipe at the gas station, approximately 150 feet away, caused an “override” that caused the water to recede and inundate the pumps and equipment on the inside of the building.

Joy Oil & Gas station was abandoned and has become a target for vandals and vandals. — The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) September 5, 2018

City Fire Marshall Paul Bittner said the station had been closed since early April, when the storm peaked at 35 inches, and the water was cleaned and pumped out. But when he returned to the station in July, it had to be demolished, leaving both the (buildings) No. 1 and No. 2 vacant, with a price tag of $400,000, which is part of the budget for maintenance and repairs.

It seems to me Joy Oil has been abandoned for at least two decades. Unfortunately, the city can’t afford to fix it without raising the taxes, and it’s not the right location to place a tunnel… https://t.co/Y5C94GJKmG — Windy City Tribune (@WCH_Times) September 5, 2018

While Joy Oil says it was hit by vandals, the owner of the No. 1 building told the city that someone had stolen and hid inside it.

Leave a Comment