Best Buy closes after reported lightning strike

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Best Buy closed early Saturday after losing power early in the afternoon.

According to Best Buy General Manager Michael Courtney the store lost power around 2:30 p.m. after the building was reportedly struck by lightning.

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Many customers arrived to the store looking to shop, but were turned away at the door due to the situation.

Courtney said that most of the employees were sent home around 4:30 p.m. after it was determined that they would not have power for the rest of the day.

According to Courtney Best Buy is expected to reopen Sunday morning.