Snow and Ice Claim More Structures

Buildings across Connecticut continued to give way to the weight of the snow and ice Friday, while others were evacuated as a precaution.

A structure at 27-29 Main Street in Stafford collapsed around noon. Police shut down Main Street in the vicinity while emergency crews responded. No one was injured.

On Friday night, demolition crews were in the process of taking down the building.  They had to be careful not to take down the connecting buildings with it.

"The staircases are actually tied on both sides, so if a wall comes down, it's going to pull the stairs on both sides and pull the wall out," said Stafford Fire Chief Dave Lucia.

In Plainville, a quonset hut on Neal Court came down. Search and rescue crews were called in to look for a person reported trapped inside. After a quick search, police said they didn't believe anyone was in the structure when it collapsed.

Foodshare at 450 Woodland Avenue in Bloomfield was evacuated due to concerns over the building's roof. Employees were sent home and the food distribution center was closed for the remainder of the day.

In West Hartford, Stop & Shop on Farmington Avenue was shut down for most of the day while crews worked to clean the store's roof of snow. A shopping plaza in Bishop's Corner that is home to Panera Bread and Staples was evacuated because of structural concerns.

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