Roof collapses in Monroe and Somerville

February 17, 2014 1:16:24 PM PST
Authorities are on the scene of yet another roof collapse in New Jersey Monday.

The roof of the vacant warehouse caved in from the weight of the snow on East Main Street in Somerville around 10 a.m., across the street from the Somerville Court House.

The entire roof of the one-story structure, formerly Somerville Aluminum, collapsed down onto the ground floor.

There are no reports of any injuries, but some street closures were reported around the area.

The warehouse has been vacant for some time and will likely now be demolished.

It was the latest in a series of dozens of roof collapses of commercial structures. Many of the buildings are vacant with flat roofs and have been in a state of disrepair.

The collapse was attributed to the weight of ice and snow. Somerville firefighters responded to a similar collapse on Friday.

. Monday afternoon, a roof collapsed at a strip mall in Monroe in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

It happened at the Park Plaza Shopping Complex at 475 Spotswood Englishtown Road.

The collapse actually started on Thursday and it has been days that have resulted in the front of the façade being pushed out toward into the street.

It has been a slow collapse, but the bulk of it happened on Monday.

The police and fire departments have set up a perimeter around the building.

Most of it happened at a pharmacy, but there is also a pizza place, a pork store, and a liquor store in the collapsed portion of the building.

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