Too Heavy a Load

Snow and ice accumulation last week on buildings resulted in many collapsing under the weight.  Others were damaged, including several that were already in a state of disrepair.

Last issue we told you about the large warehouse at Almond Brothers Lumber that collapsed.  Another large building that gave way was a storage building at Ed Lester Farms.  Will of God Ministries had the back half of the roof collapse under the weight of snow.

The long-vacant building that was part of Marry Ann’s Hardware gave way.  Most of the east wall façade peeled off and the center of the roof collapsed.

Many small carports and garages gave way under the crush of snow and ice.

Shoppers at Rivertown Market are dodging drips and buckets.  Portions of the ceiling tile caved in from water leaking from between sections of the roof.  Fortunately the building held, but it caused quite a mess.