Heavy Snow Causes Roof Collapse in West Haven

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014  |  Updated 8:19 AM EDT
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Heavy Snow Causes Roof Collapse in West Haven

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A West Haven building will have to come down today after a partial roof collapse yesterday.

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Heavy, wet snow caused the roof of an abandoned building to collapse in West Haven on Wednesday evening, and authorities said the building will have to be torn down later today.

The building at 106 Water Street was unoccupied at the time and no injuries were reported.

Damage is significant and fire crews at the scene last night said they were worried the building may collapse.

Gas service to the building has since been turned off. Police have the area blocked off and Water Street is closed in both directions at Elm Street Trail.

Firefighters said there is a major concern for flat rooftops in town, especially older buildings.
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