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Heavy Winds Cause Damage To Building In Nanticoke

February 26, 2019
Heavy Winds Cause Damage To Building In Nanticoke

NANTICOKE — High winds damaged a building that was once home to a beer distributor in downtown Nanticoke.

Winds pulled down part of the roof on the Nanticoke Beer Distributors building at 201 Arch St.

After winds pulled down the material under the building’s eaves — known as a “soffit” — bricks on the wall started falling where the soffit had blow off.

City employees put fencing around the building to keep passersby away from the hazard of falling debris.

At some point, the building will likely have to be demolished, said city manager Donna Wall.

Mark Construction Services of Moosic have said in the past that they could demolish the structure to make space for a parking lot that would complement a planned development project at the nearby site of the now-closed Nanticoke Villa, an assisted living facility that closed in October 2014.

— BILL WELLOCK