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Wind causes partial collapse of Williams Opera House in Attica

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 13:42:34-05

ATTICA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Attica Police Department reports the Williams Opera House suffered a partial collapse due to the high winds.

Police say just before 7 a.m. Sunday the rear wall of the opera house located at 16 Exchange Street in the Village of Attica began to collapse.

A large section of bricks collapsed into the building which then caused the second floor in the rear of the building to collapse onto the first floor.

The structural integrity of the building has been compromised, but police say the owner of the building as well as the Wyoming Building Code Enforcement are on location to reinforce the structural integrity of the damaged wall and the building.

Officials are setting up barricades to create a safe zone around the building.

Police say until all work is complete and the building is made structurally safe the building has been condemned and all utilities have been shut off.