Workers wonder how they'll pay bills as car washes remain dry during water outage

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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) Hazard for the second winter in a row is going through a water crisis.

As a result of the crisis, the city set an ordinance that car washes and laundromats were to shut down until further notice.

"We probably turned away 300 to 350 cars Saturday," said Zack Harmon the Manager at Big Kahuna Car Wash.

The car wash owner has been in constant contact with Judge Executive Scott Alexander, but from the city, they have not received any communications.

"It's just going to be hard on all of us...not just the big kahuna car wash but all the car washes in town and the Laundromats its just going to be hard on all the workers," said Harmon.

Workers are picking up hours anywhere they can, however, it has been more than 120 hours since they were told to stop running.

"At first he told me 12 hours," Harmon added.

This weekend they were hopeful they would have their best weekend ever after the winter weather forced loads of salt to put on the roads.

"We were going to have our best weekend of the year, our best business day ever," said an exhausted Harmon.

Now Harmon and a handful of workers are left wondering where to go from here, as lines from the city are dry, both water and phone.



 
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