Vacant Former Department Store Collapses in Bridgeport

A building located across the street from the U.S. Post Office in Bridgeport partially collapsed due to heavy, wet snow, a spokesperson for the city said.

The roof of the building on Middle Street collapsed and pulled in a side wall. The building is the Old Kay's Department Store that has been vacant for 20 years.

No injuries were reported and there is no imminent danger from the collapse.

As a precaution, the fire department shut down Middle Street from Fairfield to Golden Hill and Golden Hill from Water to Middle streets.

The post office on Middle Street will be open operating normal hours on Friday but people should be using the south entrance further away on Middle Street further away.

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