Wood Street Garage Building Collapses

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Highway Mike Mansir reports that the building at the Highway Department Garage on Wood Street, known as the "pole barn", collapsed today under the weight of the snow.

"It was close to collapse when the building inspector gave the order to pull the rest down." said Mansir. " The fire department used a the rescue truck with a winch to finish the job."

Town Engineer/Facilities Coordinator David T. Daltorio said in a press release that there were no injuries and because of the due diligence and combined efforts of DPW, Building Inspector, Police and Fire minimal collateral damage to town or staff property occurred other than to the building itself.

The town’s insurance company has been informed and is scheduled to inspect the damages on Monday 1/31.