Roy storage units collapse due to snow

Posted at 11:26 AM, Jan 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-31 13:31:20-05

ROY, Utah - The weight of heavy snow appears to have caused several storage units in Roy to collapse.

The collapse happened at a self-storage facility located at 2783 West and 5500 South in Roy on Thursday morning. Firefighters say six units completely collapsed and three partially collapsed.

There were no injuries reported, but there was some property damage. Shelley Wiggins says her boat and car were damaged by the collapse. Roy Page lost a classic car.

The National Weather Service says Utah has almost double the snowfall compared to last year, and officials say these collapses could happen again.

We believe it was caused by the snow, was probably a contributing factor to the collapse," said Roy City Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Comeau. "We've had a lot of snowfall in the past couple of days. We obviously, for safety reasons, don't expect people to get on their roofs and clean their roofs off. There are companies that will do that for you and will get the snow off."

Some of the people impacted say they have insurance to help pay for some of the losses.