Mugs Up roof collapses after truck accident

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, July 30 2018 Jul 30, 2018 Monday, July 30, 2018 3:02:00 PM CDT July 30, 2018 in News
By: Monica Harkins, KOMU 8 Reporter and Gabriela Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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COLUMBIA — Mugs Up Drive In's roof partially collapsed after a passing truck snagged the power line pulling the pole down on the right side of its roof on Monday.

The Columbia Fire Department said a truck making a delivery to Mugs Up caught the power line on the way out of the parking lot.

Mugs Up will be closed until further notice while insurance evaluates the damage and repairs are made.

Mugs Up manager Brandon Kewley said he initially thought it was an earthquake because the building was shaking. Then the power went out and he looked out the back window and saw part of the power line falling.

Kewley said the restaurant will do everything it can to get up and going as soon as possible. He said he's "really sorry" for his regulars.

"They've kept us in business all these decades, but we have to make sure we get the building repaired before we can re-open," he said.

Mugs Up is family owned and operated. Kewley said it's normal to have repairs with an old building like Mugs Up, but damage like Monday's can never be anticipated.

No one was hurt in the incident. One employee's car has minor damage.

Kewley said he will post on Mugs Up's social media when the restaurant has a better idea of a re-opening date.

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