Roofs collapse through Callaway under heavy snow

The old Moser's building, 1401 North Bluff St., buckles in on itself after the roof  caved in under snow Tuesday. The building served Fulton as a grocery store for decades, before Moser's Discount Foods moved up the road.

The old Moser's building, 1401 North Bluff St., buckles in on itself after the roof caved in under snow Tuesday. The building served Fulton as a grocery store for decades, before Moser's Discount Foods moved up the road. Photo by Dean Asher.

A building that once held Moser’s Discount Foods now holds broken ceiling panels, glass, snow and other debris after the roof collapsed at the former Bluff Street grocery Tuesday.

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Heavy snow on the roof of the 10,000-square-foot Central Missouri Vault Co. on Route TT near New Bloomfield collapsed shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, causing debris to fall on trucks and other equipment at the concrete vault manufacturing firm.

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This William Woods University storage building at 9th and Walnut streets is another rooftop in Fulton that succumbed to heavy snow Tuesday.

Owner Roger Moser, whose store is now located about a mile further north down the street, said that he had gotten calls that the roof caved in there at around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Moser still owns the building and uses it for equipment storage and leased it to other businesses in town to store stock.

“We just have to get some construction people in here to determine what we have to do,” said Moser. “I was wondering what I was going to do with the building, but now I don’t have to. It’s pretty nasty.”

Moser called the Fulton Fire Department that afternoon, who responded at around 1:40 p.m. Chief Dean Buffington said their first priority was making sure no one was inside, and then shutting off utilities to the building. Moser had already stopped gas service to the old store.

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