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8 snow-laden roofs collapse in W.Va., no injuries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials in Nicholas County say eight structures have collapsed under the weight of heavy snow.

County Emergency Service Director Carla Hennessey said Wednesday that no injuries were reported.

She says the collapses began Tuesday and involved an apartment complex with 72 residents, a grocery store, two convenience stores, a hardwood plant and three homes.

She says the second floor of the apartment complex in Summersville collapsed onto the first floor. She wasn't sure how many units were in the complex. Residents have been taken to shelters or went to be with relatives.

Hennessey says the Craigsville Foodland likely was destroyed. The collapse at the hardwood plant in Richwood occurred in a utility building.


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