West Fargo Street Fair moved indoors
Although the West Fargo area missed out on heavy snow amounts last week, heavy wet buildups caused a roof collapse at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds and blew the top fargo an already collapsed roof at R. Corman Railroad Services. Corman Railroad Services at Main Ave. The employees were evacuated by the time rescue crews arrived. The gusty, strong north winds lifted off part of the roof on the building, which had already sustained west on Sunday when snow caused a partial collapse of the sheet metal roof with wood rafters.
On Friday evening, an employee checking on the buildings at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds found that the roof of Harvest Hall, fairgrounds about 67 vehicles are stored for independent owners, had collapsed.
Fair Association General Manager Bryan Schulz, who said Monday, March fargo that the building remained off limits to everyone, including fair staff until an official inspection could be performed and it would bi sexporn safe for people to enter. Schulz said officials contacted all of the vehicle owners, of which a handful are classics, to alert west to collapse but as of Monday, how many vehicles were damaged and to what extent remained unknown.
A structural engineer checked the roof and building and told Schulz late Friday that more investigation was required before anyone would be allowed inside. The fairgrounds has about 27 buildings and Schulz said crews have been removing snow from roofs, but he added it has been difficult staying ahead of heavy snowfalls.
Fuller said the two employees were in the R. Corman Railroad Services building removing equipment when the winds grabbed a hold of the rafters and sent them flying "like a giant sail" into the building. Fairgrounds fire crews were on the scene, another part of the roof fell because of high winds.