Multiple roof collapses reported in Missouri, Kansas

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Heavy snow has caused multiple roof collapses in both Kansas and Missouri.

On Tuesday, a portion of the roof caved in at a furniture store in Warrensburg, Mo. Debbie Arwood of Arwoods Furniture said she is grateful no one was injured. The store will be closed temporarily but employees will continue to monitor phones and answer customer questions.

“We want to make this as painless as possible for our customers and the employees who work here,” she said.

Arwoods isn’t the only business to experience a roof collapse in Missouri. The Eagles Club Bar in Belton, Mo., is also dealing with a partial roof collapse.

Belton roof collapse

In Columbia, Mo., a Break Time gas station also reported a roof collapse on the structure covering gas pump. See a picture of the collapse via KMIZ’s Twitter account.

In Shawnee, Kan., the fire department said a roof partially collapsed on an outdoor building that used to shelter horses. No animals or people were injured in the collapse.

Shawnee arena

Downed power lines and trees are also being reported throughout Kansas and Missouri, causing power outages. Ty Simmons, tree safety expert, said if residents suspect a downed power line not go outside to investigate. He urged people leave downed power lines to the professionals.

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