Another snow-covered roof collapses in South Chicago

Firefighters got a call for the roof collapse at 8942 S. Commercial Ave.

SHARE Another snow-covered roof collapses in South Chicago
CFD_arm_patch.jpg

Sun-Times file

Fire crews responded to another roof failure Tuesday, the latest in a string of roof collapses caused by heavy snow atop vacant buildings.

Firefighters got a call for the roof collapse shortly before noon at 8942 S. Commercial Ave., according to Chicago fire spokesman Larry Merritt.

The bow truss roof had failed and there were no injuries, he said.

On Monday, another roof collapsed just four blocks north in the 8500 block of South Commercial Avenue.

Last week, the department said at least 19 structures had fallen due to heavy snow.

The Latest
Woldmoe is the latest player to depart from the team after Vanessa DiBernardo, Danielle Colaprico, Morgan Gautrat and Rachel Hill all left in free agency.
Police haven’t reported any injuries in the shooting incident early Tuesday, though a law enforcement source said investigators were checking hospitals for gunshot victims.
Everywhere else throughout the college game, the quarterback movement is un-warm, un-fuzzy and absolutely dizzying.
Jafeth Ramos pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and agreed to testify against her former boyfriend, Diego Uribe, at his trial.
Lane, who was also an attorney, served as a judge and prosecutor before hosting a daytime courtroom TV show.