Heavy snow too much for some buildings

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Posted: Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:07 pm

STURGIS, S.D. - As the dig out continues across the Black Hills, attention shfited to metal buildings.

As of Sunday, at least four large metal buildings had suffered some sort of collapse.

The latest to report damage in Sturgis is Williams Middle School and Campbell's Supply. The middle school reportedly suffered a partial collapse. There are signs on the school that warn people to no enter.

At Campbell's Supply, yellow taper and no trespassing signs greet people at the front door.

The United Parcel Service building on Whitewood Road collapsed on Friday night. The heavy snow that accumulated on the roof were too much for the building to sustain.

There no were injuries reported, but a damage estimate was not known as of Sunday.

Another collapse in Sturgis occurred Saturday. The Flex Fitness building on east Main Street had their roof collapse, causing extensive damage.

The owner of the business plans to rebuild.

And, in Spearfish, heavy snow caused the roof of the TM One building to come down.

That collapse will affect hundreds of workers at the call center business.

There were no injuries reported in the Flex Fitness or TM One collapse.

There are buildings on watch as the heavy snow starts to melt Sunday. One of those is the old Broken Spoke building in Sturgis. It's roof could be seen starting to bow from the pressure of the snow Sunday.

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