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Building Collapse In Kulpmont

A building in Northumberland County collapsed overnight.. forcing officials to shut down part of Route 61 and several streets in Kulpmont today.
Kulpmont- Officials say the roof of an old,  large building caved in because of so much weight from snow and rain.
  As crews work to clean up the mess. they are sending a warning to everyone else who has a lot of snow on their roof.
People in Kulpmont are dealing with an unexpected headache today after the old Eagle Sign company building off of Route 61 caved in early this morning.

Officials say heavy snow coupled with rain was just too much for the old building to handle...

The property sustained major weight from the snow took the roof down
Plus the building was leaning dangerously into homes nearby.  Officials say they knew something had to be done.

 Crews shut down Route 61 for short periods so  excavators could maneuvered their way to the building and start tearing it down.
Meanwhile several people living nearby were asked to evacuate for safety.




 



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