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Roofs On Eight Buildings Collapse In Nicholas County
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 31, 2012 8:28 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 31, 2012 6:29 PM EDT
Summersville , Nicholas County , West Virginia
The roofs collapsed overnight on eight buildings in Nicholas County, including an apartment complex that housed 72 people, under the weight of the snow, emergency officials said.
No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.
The apartment complex was located in Summersville. County Emergency Service Director Carla Hennessey said Wednesday that the second floor of the apartment complex collapsed onto the first floor. She wasn't sure how many units were in the complex. The residents have been taken to shelters or went to be with relatives.
Other buildings affected included three residences, a building at the Collins Hardwood Plant in Richwood, the U-Save Gas on Summersville on Main Street, the Craigsville Foodland and the Craigsville U-Save convenience store.
Hennessey said the Craigsville Foodland likely was destroyed. The collapse at the hardwood plant in Richwood occurred in a utility building.
The area received 3 to 5 feet of snow from a storm that caused massive power outages.
Also in Nicholas County, emergency dispatchers reported that several large trucks were stuck on U.S. 19 between Birch River and Summersville due to additional sleet and snow.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for further updates.
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