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Greeneville warehouse wall collapses

December 2nd, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report


An approximately 100-foot section of the front wall of the historic Bernard Warehouse No. 2 partially collapsed into South Main Street about 12:30p.m. Monday.

Greeneville Police Department Lt. Mike Crum told the Greeneville Sun at the scene on Monday afternoon that police believe gusts of high wind were to blame for the collapse of much of the front brick wall of the fire-damaged structure.

Lt. Crum said police reached the warehouse shortly after 12:30 p.m. and found debris from the collapsed wall section blocking the eastbound traffic lane and covering the sidewalk in front of the warehouse.

A "Bobcat" front-end loader and workers from Bewley Properties, owner of the warehouse, were called to the scene to remove the toppled bricks from the street and sidewalk.

The warehouse has been a familiar structure in the community for generations and was a busy location for several months each year for decades, as long as there was an active burley tobacco market in Greeneville. 

An approximately 100-foot section of the front wall of the historic Bernard Warehouse No. 2 partially collapsed into South Main Street about 12:30p.m. Monday.

Greeneville Police Department Lt. Mike Crum said at the scene on Monday afternoon that police believe gusts of high wind were to blame for the collapse of much of the front brick wall of the fire-damaged structure.

Lt. Crum said police reached the warehouse shortly after 12:30 p.m. and found debris from the collapsed wall section blocking the eastbound traffic lane and covering the sidewalk in front of the warehouse.

A "Bobcat" front-end loader and workers from Bewley Properties, owner of the warehouse, were called to the scene to remove the toppled bricks from the street and sidewalk.

The warehouse has been a familiar structure in the community for generations and was a busy location for several months each year for decades, as long as there was an active burley tobacco market in Greeneville. 

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