|By Lauren DiTullio, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.|
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"It was scary. I was out here when the roof hit the cars. I went inside. I didn't want to get hit,'" he said.
Castillas said his shop was spared the worst of the blow, though his staff had to buff scratches out of a car that sustained minor damage when the large section of roof was blown to the ground. Three cars on the lot at
"The rain started coming down big time and it was like a tornado or something. Cars pulled over because it was so bad, and then as quick as it happened, it was gone," Castillas said.
"The whole roof came off. There's water in the bay, the workshop, the office. It's pretty bad," LaPointe said.
LaPointe said he will work with an assessor from
Castillas and his staff also came to work on their day off to help clean up. Castillas, who lives in
"Somebody could have been hurt but no one was hurt, and that's really the important thing," he said. "We're almost done here, then I'm going to go enjoy the holiday with my family."
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