Update @ 9:16 AM: the store has resumed normal operations.
One of the Walmart locations in Western New York temporarily closed unexpectedly on Wednesday. 

The temporary closure was shared in a Facebook post by the official page for the Walmart located in Lancaster on Transit Rd. 

The initial post was short and to the point. 

“Good Morning

We are closed to customers until further notice.”

A lot of people in Western New York jumped in the comment section, asking one simple question: “why?

There have been a lot of rumors circulating on Facebook about potential food recalls, not enough workers on staff, etc., but after numerous attempts to call Walmart for clarification, a member in the bakery department told us that the temporary closing was due to a sensor that went off. 

More details were revealed in a Facebook comment by Michael Rackley, who works at the local gas company. He specified that it was a carbon monoxide sensor. 

“Carbon monoxide [was] coming from one of the heating units in the back of the store,” he said. “Situation is rectified and they are back open for business!” 

As of 9:16 AM on Wednesday, the store is open and everything has been resolved. 

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