Bowling alley in Fairfield heavily damaged by storm

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - Chuck Edmondson has some major work ahead of him. His bowling alley wound up in the middle of the chaos as the storm struck Thursday morning.

"I got a call this morning at 6 AM, and I knew it wasn't good," says Edmondson.

The storm blew off part of the roof of Gilmore Bowling Alley, and ripped wood from the lanes. His business had debris all over the place.

Edmondson tells FOX19 he's lucky he has a slew of friends who brought trucks, tarps for the roof, lights to illuminate the darkened bowling alley, generators and equipment to start the cleanup.

One of those friends is Ronald Anselmo, who was one of the first people to get to the bowling alley.

"The crew from Fairfield was here. They looked like little ants and they did a cleanup that was just unbelievable in 45 minutes," says Anselmo.

He says that gave him a chance to ready his crews and equipment for the detail work inside. It's a repair work Anselmo says will take awhile.

"The list is endless. This is not a little project. I feel really bad for my friend. This is a nightmare for him," says Anselmo.

The Edmondson's have owned Gilmore Bowling Alley for more than 20 years. The alley was closed when the storm hit.

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