Too much snow causes roof collapse at WMTA

The ceiling at the West Michigan Tourist Association came down after the roof collapsed from heavy snow (Photo courtesy W.M.T.A.; February 1, 2014).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Too much snow is the cause of another roof collapse this winter; this time, the West Michigan Tourist Association offices were victims of the heavy snow.

Officials with the W.M.T.A. say the collapse occurred at the W.M.T.A. building on Kenmoor Ave. around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. No one was hurt in the accident.

Officials said they were “waiting to be able to get in & assess all of the damage & losses from all the water” that came out after pipes came down from the falling roof.

Saturday afternoon, workers were on the roof clearing off the rest of the snow from the building to prevent a wider roof collapse.

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