Roof collapses at Tanger Outlets in West Branch - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Roof collapses at Tanger Outlets in West Branch

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(02/27/14) - In Ogemaw County, the Tanger Outlet mall in West Branch was evacuated Thursday afternoon after part of the roof collapsed.

It happened around 2:30 at the Polo Ralph Lauren store.

The mall is expected to be closed through the weekend.

Thursday evening, The Ogemaw County Sheriff told ABC12 two customers were hit by ceiling tiles, but suffered only minor scrapes from the incident. The mother and daughter had traveled from Ypsilanti to do some shopping.

Heavy snow is likely to blame for causing the roof to buckle.

The sheriff says engineers and insurance companies are meeting to discuss safety inspections.

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