An overhang at the 76 gas station at 17th St. and Potrero Ave. collapsed Saturday afternoon.
At around 3 p.m. the wind was blowing and the rain pouring down on the gas station. Attendant Bishwas Lamichhane was inside the station garage when he heard a crash outside. He thought it was just branches falling, but then he heard one big crash.
Lamichhane went outside and saw the overhang on the ground next to a pump. There were no customers pumping gas when the overhang collapsed, and no one was injured in the accident. A few branches landed on a car parked on the sidewalk.
Police arrived on the scene and closed down the entire station for an hour. They placed caution tape around the pumps where the overhang fell. The other pumps were reopened for service.
The pumps below the overhang that collapsed are still functional, which Lamichhane said was lucky, because the collapse could have caused an explosion. He did not know when those pumps would reopen for customers to use.