Additional Weight Of New Snow Causes Collapse Of Roof At Sonic


The scene at Sonic on Trinity Drive shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon where a portion of the roof collapsed under the weight of snow from the Jan. 1 and today’s snowstorms. Los Alamos Fire Department and Police Department were hand. Nobody was injured in the incident however three vehicles were stuck under the edge of the crumpled structure. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


This white vehicle was parked under the collapsed structure but did not appear to have been damaged. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Public safety vehicles park on the other side of the building which has been cordoned off. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

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Los Alamos Fire Department personnel evaluate the structural damage while deciding what action to take. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Reporter Ryan Loughlin of KOB Eyewitness News in Albuquerque prepares to broadcast from the scene at around 5 p.m. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Los Alamos Fire Department personnel place timber supports they constructed at the scene under the edge of the falling roof to aid them in removing a white truck from underneath. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


LAFD personnel await as additional lumber is cut at on the tailgate of the truck to the right. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


LAFD firefighters cut lumber to construct timber supports. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

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Los Alamos Fire Department  firefighters place a jack under the collapsed area of the roof as they prepare to get the final trapped vehicle out. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


The scene at the Sonic on Trinity Drive at shortly after 5 p.m. as Los Alamos Fire Department personnel attempt to support the collapsed area of the roof. Photo by Maire O’Neill/