Roof of three-story warehouse at Oak and Genesee collapses


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Thursday morning in Buffalo, a warehouse roof collapsed on Oak St. at Genesee.

As a result of the collapse, which occurred around 10:45 a.m., a car near the three-story building was damaged.

The collapse is affecting traffic, too. Vehicles coming off of Route 33 are backed up, and the Route 33 westbound ramp to Oak St. is closed.

In addition to that, other streets in and around the area are closed, too.

No one appears to have been injured as a result of this incident. 45 workers were in the adjacent building, and they were able to get out safely.

It’s not clear whether or not the entire building will need to be demolished. The building had been under renovation by Legacy Development, but no one had been inside for months, the developer says.

“There’s always a concern with a building of this age,” Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo said when asked about similar buildings.

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