Elmwood Park gas station canopy collapses as officials warn of upcoming melting ice

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ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. — A canopy collapse at a gas station in Elmwood Park Friday was the most recent structure collapse due the winter storm earlier within the week.

On Friday afternoon, crews responded to a Mobil gas station, positioned within the 2100 block of North Harlem Avenue, on the report of a canopy collapse.

SkyCam9 was over the scene moments after it occurred. No accidents have been reported.

The incident comes at a time the place there’s been a number of roof and canopy collapses as a result of winter storm earlier within the week.

“I’m glad I wasn’t there during that time but I am very surprised to see it collapse like that,” resident Victor Mojica mentioned. “And I’m very worried about my roof and my garage as well.”

On Wednesday, a canopy collapsed at an off-track betting web site on the Far South Side, tragically killing a 54-year-old man.

As temperatures lastly start to heat up on Sunday, the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications needs residents to remember of harmful falling ice.

“Falling ice is a concern. 18 inches of snow followed by cold temperatures business owners and residents should be aware of the ice that’s on their buildings and residents,” government director Rich Guidice mentioned. “Make sure it’s corded off accordingly.”

To enable melting ice and snow to movement out of your rooftops, OEMC suggests residents clear the world round downspouts to stop flooding and to clear drains.

As of Friday evening, the Mobil affected by a canopy collapse remains to be closed.

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