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Backhoe damages downtown business

Story by Chris Graham

A Downtown Waynesboro building is damaged after an accident involving a city backhoe that was clearing snow on Federal Street late Saturday night.

The back of the Augusta Cleaners building at 534 W. Main St. was left with an open gash two to three feet across and perhaps eight to ten feet high.

City Manager Mike Hamp was on the scene within minutes of the incident in the 10 p.m. hour. Hamp said there were no injuries associated with the incident.

There were no early estimates on damage to the building. Building Inspector Joe Honbarrier was called to the scene to survey the damage.

Property owner Dave Barrett was on the scene as well to move inventory stored in the back of the brick building.

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