Roof of ice producer collapses under snow, ice
Friday, January 20, 2012
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- A fire official says a heavy load of snow and ice caused the roof to collapse at a Lakewood, Wash., business that produces and delivers -- ice. West Pierce Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Hallie McCurdy says three people were in the Allied Ice building Friday afternoon when they heard loud noises and got safely just before the roof gave way.
She says the building was destroyed but she had no immediate damage estimate.
Allied Ice didn't immediately return a call for comment.
Lakewood is near Tacoma.