Homes collapse under record snowfall
The Park City Fire District responded to three structure collapses Monday, one in Jeremy Ranch and two in Old Town.
A garage collapsed at a home on Gorgoza Drive, and a chimney on a Norfolk Ave. home detached under the weight of heavy snow. The fire district reported no injuries from either incident.
“Please be aware of roof avalanches,” PCFD Chief Pete Emery said. “Don't take chances, keep your home and surroundings safe by clearing away the snow and ice accumulation.”
Later Monday, the fire district responded to a roof collapse at a Park Ave. home. The road closed as of 2:30 p.m. as firefighters shored up the structure to make entry for a search of the home. They later determined the home was abandoned. Firefighters evacuated the 1200-1300 blocks of Park Avenue due to a gas leak related to the collapse that was handled by Dominion Energy.
Utah's snow water equivalent, which is how much water is in the state's snowpack, is approaching 29 inches. At over 200% of normal, it's the all-time highest level since records began in the 1980s.