Partial roof collapse at Springville Middle School

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371510539&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4099939&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371510539 type=script]SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — According to the St. Clair County EMA, heavy rains and straight line winds caused a partial roof collapse at Springville Middle School on Monday.

According to Richard Harvey, the Fire Chief for the Springville Fire Department, thunderstorms came through Springville around 3 p.m. on Monday.

It’s believed that straight line winds caused the damage to the school’s roof.

The house located directly across the street from the school was also damaged, but no one was injured at the house or at the school.

Harvey says about 30 percent of the school’s roof has been peeled back, leaving lots of water on the floor of the gym.

Custodial staff are working to get the floors dried up to prevent any further damage.

Members of the maintenance staff do not believe they will be able to cover the roof on Monday night and are actively trying to figure out what to do before more rain hits the area.

The school’s principal says the biggest concern is saving the floor in the gym.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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