Roof blown off cemetery building in Milton

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MILTON, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE 28/WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) — A road was shut down for several hours after the roof of a building blew off during Wednesday afternoon’s storm in Milton.

The roof of a building located in a cemetery in Milton was blown off and landed in the road.

The building is part of the cemetery that backs up to High Street and the borough used it for storage. The roof landed only a few yards away from neighboring homes.

“Actually, when my wife called. She said ‘you know we were very lucky that it hadn’t made it over to the house or hit the cars either at our house or our neighbor’s house’. So we’re pretty fortunate,” Mike Fetrow of Milton said.

High Street was closed while crews worked to clean up the mess. PPL had to cut the power to the roof so Public Works could move it off the road.

According to the Department of Works, the building will have to be torn down.

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