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Roof Collapses in NJ as Winter Storm Pummels Region

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    Marc Santia reports from a New Jersey grocery store that had its roof collapse. (Published Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016)

    The roof of a New Jersey grocery store partially caved in Saturday afternoon as a historic winter storm pummeled the region.

    First responders rushed to the Trader Joe’s grocery store in Westfield, NJ after the store’s walls bowed and the roof collapsed. No injuries were reported.

    “We had a major roof collapse when we arrived on scene,” Westfield Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Brennan said at the scene.

    The historic winter storm hitting the region now likely caused the collapse, authorities said.

    “As it stands now it looks like it’s weather-related,” Battalion Chief Brennan said.

    About a foot of snow had fallen on Westfield at the time of the collapse.  


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