"There's so much information to process. It causes a short circuit in the brain," said Timothy Andrew, president of Tyre Trak Automotive in Springfield.
Andrew is overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done to get his Chestnut Street automotive business up and running again.
"My computer was buried underneath two feet of debris and glass," Andrew said.
Last Friday's gas explosion took its toll on Andrew's business as it blew out almost all of the glass windows and doors, damaged ceilings and tore down walls.
He said the price tag he is looking at to fix these damages will be big.
"Looking at the building, between glass and doors, is probably $40,000 to $50,000, and that doesn't include anything on the interior of the building, which is like a war zone," Andrew said.
A war zone is an accurate description of what many businesses looked like on Monday.
Square One's second largest daycare center, directly across from Tyre Trak, now sits among a pile of broken glass and bricks.
The building is now condemned, which means the 102 kids that attended the daycare are now displaced.
However, the daycare is looking for solutions to get these kids back in another school as soon as possible.
"We are making plans for all our children, whether we are able to bring them into our current programming, or working with our community partners to ensure that every child will have a place within the next 48 hours," said Joan Kagan, CEO and president of Square One.
This explosion was an especially hard blow for Square One.
About 17 months ago, its South End site was destroyed by last year's Jun 1. tornado, and now the school has fewer resources for kids than ever.
"The tornado really depleted our resources, and our reserves…making it very difficult for us to rebuild our capacity," Kagan said.
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