Walmart closed in several locations throughout the area

Several viewers have called saying Walmart in North Utica closed Sunday afternoon.

Posted: May 31, 2020 3:02 PM
Updated: May 31, 2020 7:27 PM

UPDATE- Officials at the corporate office for Walmart have confirmed their locations at New Hartford, Rome and North Utica are closed until further notice.

They sent us this statement:

"As we continue monitoring the situations unfolding in cities across the country, we will keep our focus on prioritizing the safety of our associates and customers.

We’ll make the decisions to close stores in the area based on the needs of the community."

As far as online shopping and pick-up, those are also temporarily unavailable according to corporate.

When when they'll reopen, we received this response, "Any decisions made toward closing or reopening will be
based on the safety of associates and customers. "

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NORTH UTICA- Several viewers have called saying Walmart in North Utica closed Sunday afternoon.

We have calls into their corporate office to get more information. They told us they would send us a statement regarding this matter.

NEWSChannel 2 camera crews said the parking lot was completely empty on Sunday afternoon.

There were several posts on social media stating people were shooting at cars in the parking lot. Utica Police have confirmed that's not true.

We are currently waiting for corpoarte offices to get back to us.

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