Seniors evacuated from Clio apartments after partial roof collapse
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:47:23 GMT —
The heavy snowfall, rain and melting are to blame for a partial roof collapse early Saturday morning.
Officials say no one was injured when the roof of the Clio Senior Village Apartments caved in around 5:30a.m.
Officials say the collapse happened in the building's activity center.
During the incident, a gas main was also struck and all residents had to be evacuated.
They were permitted back in the apartments around 2p.m. Saturday.
"Water ponds on those flat roofs at times, and then it freezes and then it tries to thaw again and then it freezes and you get more and more than what these tresses are designed to carry," said Larry Cool, with American Building Company that is working to repair the building.
Officials estimate it will take between 30 and 60 days to repair the roof.
The damage is estimated at $150,000-$200,000.